IAG goes HVO in Heathrow


IAG Cargo has completed its transition of its 160-strong ground vehicle fleet at London Heathrow from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

HVO is a drop-in replacement for diesel, made from plant waste and from fully renewable materials and will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% along with a significant cut in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). These will reduce IAG Cargo’s overall Scope 1 emissions by 50.

Director of London Operations, David Rose, said: “Transitioning our fleet of ground vehicles from diesel to HVO showcases our commitment to sustainable operations. This move to HVO for our large fleet at London Heathrow is just one of the actions we are taking to reach our goal of net-zero by 2050 and will pave the way for a more sustainable future at IAG Cargo.”

IAG Cargo is also introducing additional electric vehicles and making a concerted effort to streamline total vehicles in operation. Its fleet in Dublin is already powered by electric or HVO vehicles.