Own-account operator Arla Foods plans to convert its HGV fleet at two sites to dual-fuel after opening a refuelling station in Buckinghamshire. The operator already has 10 dual-fuel trucks in service at its new £150m Aylesbury dairy, with plans to convert up to 80 HGVs at that site this year. It will do the same at a second unnamed site. Once completed, about a fifth of the 550-strong truck fleet will be dual-fuel. To achieve this, Arla has partnered with […]
London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.
Burning methane (natural gas) as an alternative to diesel to power heavy trucks can reduce carbon emissions by around 16% – but switching to biomethane produces even more dramatic reductions of up to 65%. But if biomethane is to become a viable mainstream alternative to diesel for road transport there are still many hurdles to overcome, as a conference held in London in June this year heard.
The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, a blend of liquefied natural gas and liquid biomethane, opened today (23 May) in Daventry.