Bio-based de-icing fluid now in use at St. Louis Airport
11 March 2013
U.S. ground handling firm Airport Terminal Services (ATS) has started using a new bio-based de-icing fluid for commercial carriers operating at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, MO. Claimed to be more environmentally friendly and more cost-effective for commercial carriers, the Kilfrost DFSustain Type 1 bio-propanediol is derived from a renewable and sustainable source that generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. ATS’ Vice President of Operations & Customer Service, Brian Wood, said: “We have the ability to now blend the de-icing fluid specific to the local weather conditions, mitigating the impact to the environment, while using a more bio-friendly product.” Additionally, ATS also deployed a new Type 1 Glycol Blending System at the airport, which would allow ATS crews to modify the de-icing mix on site according to weather conditions.