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. In comparing the multiple options of gas fuels on the market, from LPG to LNG and CNG, James Westcott, business development director at Gasrec, said that the different types of gas would have different applications depending on the type […]
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.
An increasing number of smaller operators are turning to dedicated gas powered trucks, according to Philip Fjeld the chief executive of CNG Fuels.
Asda has said it anticipates saving a million litres of diesel a year from 50 new dual-fuel trucks it began taking delivery of last week.