Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has announced that all its fuel hydrant dispenser vehicles in Portugal now have stop-start technology. This is the first country in Air bp’s operated network to achieve the milestone and forms one element of the business’ carbon management plan.
Effective immediately, Air bp will have start-stop technology installed on all its newly procured hydrant dispensers. The aim is for all existing hydrant dispensers across its global operated network that are less than ten years old to be retrofitted with the technology by the end of the year.
Start-stop technology automatically shuts down and restarts the vehicle engine to reduce the amount of time the engine spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Air bp’s hydrant refueling vehicles equipped with start-stop technology have seen, on average, a 25% reduction in carbon emissions. This saving is estimated to be 3.5 tons of CO² per vehicle per year.
Since 2016, all Air bp’s global operated airport into-plane fuel facilities have been carbon neutral.