East Midlands Airport welcomes DHL’s sustainable aviation fuel investment


East Midlands Airport (EMA) has welcomed Deutsche Post DHL Group’s announcement today that it will reduce 70,000 tons of CO2 by investing EUR 60m in sustainable aviation fuels for the aircraft it operates out of EMA.


Clare James, Managing Director says: “DHL’s commitment to investing in sustainable aviation fuels for its EMA operation is very welcome news. Not only is this an important step to achieving the decarbonisation of aviation but it demonstrates how committed the industry is to playing its part in tackling climate change. The impact of climate change is a global issue, and an international approach is necessary to decarbonise our industry.

“MAG (Manchester Airports Group), which owns and operates EMA, has long been a leader in sustainability. It has just announced a partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK (Fulcrum) which will support the development and delivery of sustainable aviation fuels produced at a new waste to fuels biorefinery, in Stanlow, Cheshire.

“As we head out of the pandemic, we are focused on how our recovery can be sustainable to help accelerate progress towards becoming a Net Zero Carbon business by 2038, and a Net Zero Carbon industry in the UK by 2050.”