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FedEx to Buy 24M Gallons of Jet Biofuel

FedEx Express will buy about 3 million gallons of renewable jet fuel per year from Red Rock Biofuels through 2024. The biofuels company says the first delivery is expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of jet fuel. Red Rock’s first refinery, funded … Read more »

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FedEx CO2 Emissions Drop More Than 20%

FedEx avoided nearly 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2013 and 2014 as a combined result of its various energy-savings initiatives, according to the company’s 2014 Global Citizenship Report. In 2014, year-over year aircraft emissions dropped 1.5 percent, bringing the company’s total reduction in CO2 emissions intensity to … Read more »

44 Firms Win EPA Supply Chain Awards

Frito-Lay, Kaiser Permanente, FedEx Express and DHL Express are among the 44 truck and multi-modal carriers to receive EPA awards for supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. The 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award winners are the program’s top environmental performers, setting benchmarks in how they move products and supplies, by transporting … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Honda, Nissan, London Cabs, Ford

Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ, has become the US’ first and only dealer to achieve “electric grid neutral” status. This means the dealership produces as much as or more energy from renewable sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period. Honeywell has entered into a supply … Read more »

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Plug Power Extends FedEx Delivery Trucks’ Driving Range

Plug Power will develop hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks. The fuel cell technology company says this will allow FedEx Express to nearly double the amount of territory the vehicles can cover with one charge, increasing delivery fleet efficiency more than 50 percent coupled … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: FedEx Express, GE, GM, Chargepoint, Volvo

FedEx Express has introduced its new 767-300 cargo jet scheduled to begin service this fall.  The freighter is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the MD10 aircraft it will replace, FedEx says. GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels, the … Read more »

FedEx Launches All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in Hong Kong

FedEx Express has expanded its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with 10 new all-electric commercial vehicles for use in Hong Kong. This is the first fleet of zero-emission all-electric vehicles for FedEx in Asia Pacific. The 10 EVs will be deployed this month, joining the more than 650 alternative-energy delivery vehicles already … Read more »

FedEx Smashes Fleet Efficiency Goal

FedEx Express has beaten, seven years early, its goal of improving global fleet fuel efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. The company has followed this up with a new, more aggressive efficiency goal. The shipping company set the original goal, against a 2005 baseline, in 2008. In the intervening years FedEx Express cut … Read more »

Socially Networked Pickup Systems Can Reduce GHGs Up To 98%, Study Finds

When customers use social networks to find package pick-up points, greenhouse gas emissions decline by 45 to 98 percent compared to a typical home delivery route, researchers at the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University say. The GHG reductions depend on the social connectedness of the recipients and the … Read more »

FedEx Express to Purchase 19 Boeing 767s, Improve Fuel Efficiency 30%

FedEx Express has agreed to purchase 19 additional B767-300 aircraft from the Boeing Company. The 767s are about 30 percent more fuel-efficient compared to the MD10s that they will replace, and should reduce operating costs more than 20 percent, according to FedEx Express. They also increase efficiency by sharing spare … Read more »