Lufthansa Cargo & DB Schenker first CO2-neutral freight flight
On Sunday, 29 November 2020, a cargo flight whose fuel requirements will be completely covered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) took off for the first time in commercial aviation: flight number LH8406 from Frankfurt to Shanghai.
The logistics service provider and the air freight company transported goods from Siemens Healthineers AG, among others, on this flight. DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are committed to sustainable air transport and agreed in November 2020 to exchange views on environmental issues and to jointly promote them - including the move away from fossil fuels in air freight transport.
"With this flight we are committed to the increased research and use of SAF so that sufficient quantities of the alternative fuel will be available in the future. In addition to investments in a modern freighter fleet, our commitment to this CO2-neutral flight also contributes to the United Nations' 'Climate Action' sustainability goal. Because Lufthansa Cargo takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and is actively taking measures to meet this responsibility and relieve the environment," explained Peter Gerber, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) refers to sustainable, synthetic kerosene. It is currently produced mainly from biomass, for example from sustainable or recyclable vegetable and cooking oils. In future, non-plant-based renewable fuels will also be available. The best-known production process for this is the so-called power-to-liquid concept (PtL) based on renewable electricity, water and CO2.
For complete information, please visit Lufthansa Cargo Website: https://lufthansa-cargo.com/newsroom#/pressreleases/together-for-climate-protection-lufthansa-cargo-and-db-schenker-start-first-co2-neutral-freight-flights-3054546