World Fuel Converts Diesel-Powered Refueling Vehicles into All Electric Refuellers that Deliver First SAF at Toulon Hyères Airport USA - English USA - English

~ Toulon Hyères Airport by VINCI Airports (LFTH/TLN) has taken a major step towards decarbonizing air transport and sustainable mobility with the deployment of World Fuel's all-electric refueling trucks. The innovative reuse concept created by World Fuel converts existing diesel-powered refuelers into all-electric vehicles, allowing commercial and business aviation operators to fuel with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) at Toulon Hyères Airport for the first time.

Duncan Storey, vice president of supply aviation Europe at World Fuel Services, commented on the project: "Our mission is to enable customers and partners in the aviation sector to adopt sustainable practices and decarbonize their operations. We commend Toulon Hyères airport for their leadership by setting a great example for others to follow."

World Fuel sought to lower the carbon intensity of the airport's fueling operations in a comprehensive and holistic manner, which meant reusing diesel-powered refuelers and electrifying them rather than simply procuring new electric vehicles for the site. The all-electric trucks are equipped with an electric drive train and integrated pumping capability, effectively eliminating carbon emissions during aircraft refueling. Additionally, Toulon Hyères will benefit from easier maintenance due to the all-electric drive train and fast retrofit operation to reduce downtime.

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Basma Jarbouai, director of Toulon Hyères Airport, expressed her enthusiasm for this new SAF offering: "The availability of biofuels for all our customers at Toulon Hyères Airport is the crossing of an important milestone that will allow them to operate in ever more environmentally friendly conditions."

World Fuel has also installed solar panels on top of Toulon Hyères' fueling office as part of their commitment to decarbonizing operations. Since 2015, they have delivered more than 39 million gallons of SAF to business and commercial aviation customers worldwide. Developing emission-free solutions like the all-electric refueling truck reflects World Fuel's ongoing commitment to developing innovative sustainability solutions for the aviation industry.
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