Operators using liquefied natural gas (LNG) can now reap the same CO2 savings as compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks running on biomethane, after a major move by Gasrec. The gas firm is now offering LNG certified under the government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). Gasrec said natural gas-powered trucks can typically see CO2 savings of around 15% for long-distance motorway work, 10% for regional missions and 5% for urban applications, versus an equivalent Euro-6 diesel. But when fuelled with biomethane, […]
DHL Supply Chain’s Consumer division has become the latest – and among the biggest – investor in gas-powered trucks with the replacement of most of the 70-strong fleet based at its multi-user DC at Bawtry near Doncaster, south Yorkshire, with Volvo FM MethaneDiesel dual fuel 6×2 tractor units.
Volvo Trucks will be displaying a liquefied natural gas-powered FH tractor unit at next month’s Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Gasrec has bet a small fortune on the future of natural gas as a road transport fuel. Chief executive Rob Wood tells Steve Hobson that the odds are moving in its favour. For those in the road transport industry with long memories, the era of gas-powered vehicles has dawned before – but proved to be false. Will things be different this time, as diesel is not only more expensive now but is being demonised for its carbon dioxide, particulate and […]