An electric road system (ERS) is the only viable future for long-haul HGVs, with hydrogen far too expensive, the director of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight has told delegates at new transport and logistics event ITT Hub. Speaking during this week’s panel discussion at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, David Cebon said: “Electric roads are the lowest cost system, the lowest carbon system and the highest readiness solution. Green hydrogen uses 3.5 times more energy, 3.5 times more […]
Decarbonising UK road transport at the rate required to achieve the government’s net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050 will require much greater emphasis on developing renewable bio and synthetic fuels for use in conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), according to the influential Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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.
Gasrec has bought five Bio-LNG refuelling stations and four cryogenic trailers from BOC following the gas firm’s decision to withdraw from the UK LNG market.