Sustainable Fuels at FedEx

Aug 10, 2022 11:20 AM ET

We continue to invest in, and seek the development of, viable, cost-effective alternative fuels to reduce aircraft and vehicle emissions. We collaborate with industries, government agencies, academic institutions, and alternative fuel suppliers to advance production and encourage the adoption of alternative fuels to help revolutionize the logistics and aviation industries. Our global fleet includes more than 4,100 alternative fuel vehicles, including hybrid, electric, liquefied or compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and we will continue to grow our alternative fuel fleet in the coming years, subject to availability.

We support alternative fuel options and in FY21, 50% of the diesel FedEx Ground sold to service providers was comprised of various biodiesel blends, resulting in almost 16,000 metric tons of CO2e avoided. We are also actively exploring alternative fuels for certain categories of vehicles that are currently not easily electrifiable, such as long-haul Class 8 trucks. We are collaborating with manufacturers to test and pilot projects, invest in research and development, and build test sites to rapidly evaluate various technologies

FedEx jet fuel use accounts for around 61% of our reported emission footprint and we have an established goal to obtain 30% of our jet fuel from alternative fuels by 2030. To help achieve this goal, we support responsible policies to advance alternative fuel technologies for the commercial transportation sector. This advocacy work is focused on supporting incentives that accelerate sustainable aviation fuel production and making low-carbon fuel more available and affordable for airlines, general and business aviation, and other users. Enhanced sustainable aviation fuel production and deployment would enable the aviation industry to continue its progress in improving efficiency, reducing its emissions, and supporting job growth and energy security

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