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SailGP becomes first client of Kuehne+Nagel to cut transport emissions by 90% using recycled vegetable oil

12 NOVEMBER 2021News

SailGP champions a world powered by nature, and we are proud to have delivered a 90 per cent carbon emission reduction in our transportation logistics during the European leg of Season 2 with the help of our Official Logistics Partner Kuehne+Nagel.

Together, SailGP and Kuehne+Nagel aim to set a new standard for major event logistics, minimising the carbon footprint of our transport, with our partnership based on a shared mindset of caring for the future of our planet.

As part of their mission for more sustainability in event logistics, Kuehne+Nagel are committed to providing environmentally friendly and sustainable supply chain solutions - and SailGP decided upon one such solution when reviewing carbon emissions throughout the European leg of Season 2.

Requiring the transportation of event logistics from Aarhus, Denmark, to Saint-Tropez, France, and then onto Cadiz, Spain, SailGP opted to utilise HVO as a low carbon alternative to conventional fossil fuels, with Kuehne+Nagel switching 89,000 liters of diesel to HVO fuel for the 3,642km journey.

HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is produced from recycled vegetable oil or restaurant grease and this recycled non-fossil based fuel has already been approved for use in heavy-duty road vehicles, passenger cars and non-road vehicles.

Verification of SailGP's emissions for the 3,642km, two-stage journey across Europe confirmed a huge 90 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions using HVO compared to conventional fossil-based diesel.

SailGP became Kuehne+Nagel's first ever client to utilise the HVO fuel option, and the 90 per cent reduction in carbon emissions is a huge step towards our goal of reducing overall emissions by 55 per cent by 2025. SailGP's Clean Energy Roadmap details our plan to accelerate the adoption of clean energy over this timeframe.

Read the full case study on Kuehne+Nagel's website, HERE

*Kuehne+Nagel carbon reduction figures were recorded prior to final data confirmation.

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