Geodis said it is now offering its customers the opportunity to benefit from alternative fuel solutions in the air and at sea, all around the world to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions of its shipments.
“The development of biofuel is one of the strategic paths being pursued by GEODIS to meet the challenge of carbon neutrality. With these new solutions for air and sea freight, we offer our customers an additional way to decarbonize their entire supply chain,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS chief executive officer.
The aviation (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) and maritime (Sustainable Marine Fuel) fuels, derived from non-fossil sources, are produced using food and agricultural waste (mainly cooking oil).
Geodis said their use allows for a massive reduction in CO2 emissions over the cycle from production to fuel consumption; at least 80% for air and 90% for sea transport, along with a reduction in other pollutants.
“Biofuels are currently the most effective way to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of transport activities,” says Philippe de Carné, GEODIS executive vice president Business Development, CSR & Innovation.
It noted that these alternative fuel sources are classified as ‘insetting’ or ‘integrated carbon reduction’ because they occur within the means of transport's own value chain, unlike conventional carbon offsetting, such as solar panels, wind turbines and tree plantations, which are not involved directly in the operational sphere.
Geodis said the offering a sustainable alternative fuel for air and sea freight is a new step in its pathway to ecological transition.