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. Opening the event, transport minister Norman Baker MP said that 20% of UK […]
The infrastructure and vehicle options for the widespread adoption of gas-powered commercial vehicles is there, delegates at the LoCity Fuels in Action seminar heard this week, but there is more to it that simply swapping diesel for gas in the tank.
Eddie Stobart is to expand its fleet of dual-fuel Volvo trucks, after successfully bidding for a chunk of the government’s Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Scheme funding. Stobart has been testing five dual-fuel FMs, which have been running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), in association with partner BOC Group. It will benefit from the expansion of the scheme alongside a field of other operators and suppliers. The additional funding will allow the logistics firm to put at least another 15 LNG […]