Kuehne+Nagel supports construction of Shell’s renewable diesel, SAF project in Rotterdam
Kuehne+Nagel is to organize the heavy-lift logistics and module transportation for the hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) biofuels project for Shell plc in the Netherlands. The project will be one of the largest commercial production facilities in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste.
The biofuels facility in Rotterdam is expected to start production in 2024. It will produce low-carbon fuels such as renewable diesel from waste such as used cooking oil, animal fats and other industrial and agricultural residual products.
Shell’s HEFA biofuels project will be supported by Renewable Energy Logistics, the new solution by Kuehne+Nagel Project Logistics, tailored to the specific logistics needs of the renewable energy industry worldwide. It is designed to provide safe and proper transportation of all the components and machinery required to set up and maintain alternative energy projects.
“At Kuehne+Nagel, we support the global energy transition and are committed to play an active role in projects such as HEFA biofuels,” said Mustafa Sener, global head of Project Logistics. “We are delighted to partner with Shell and assist on producing sustainable fuels, so we can work together on decarbonizing the energy and transport industries.”
Renewable Energy Logistics will focus on delivering supply-chain solutions and logistics services for all major modes of transport for the existing and new customers in the renewables industry, such as wind (on- and off-shore), hydro and solar-energy sectors.
Committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Kuehne+Nagel offers options to customers who want to start to decarbonize their transport by using low-carbon sustainable fuels to avoid and reduce their emissions by providing alternative transport modes, routes and carrier options. In addition, Kuehne+Nagel invests in nature-based projects as part of its compensation program in other sectors.