Calor Volvo LNG truck

Calor will be exhibiting at this year’s Freight in the City Expo, promoting its alternative fuel offering for freight operators looking to meet the ambitions of the government’s Road to Zero strategy.

The company will be highlighting how renewable liquefied petroleum gas (BioLPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) can offer a low-carbon, cleaner option for hauliers operating in urban areas.

Calor is the first fuel provider in the UK to offer BioLPG to the freight industry. A renewable fuel created from ethically sourced feedstocks, BioLPG is chemically identical to LPG.

The new fuel is a drop-in solution for hauliers already powering their vehicles with LPG through dual fuel technology, with no requirement to alter any equipment or supply infrastructure.

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LNG, meanwhile, can offer benefits for both long haul and urban operations such as CO2 reduction, ease of storage and quieter vehicle running, according to Calor.

The company operates a national network of LNG refuelling stations, with sites in Lockerbie, Castleford in West Yorkshire, Lymm in Warrington, Grantham, Wolverhampton and Bristol.

Mark Gilks, transport specialist at Calor, said: “Our alternative gas solutions emit substantially less CO2 emissions than conventional fuels such as diesel, while also producing significantly less harmful particulates, such as NOx.

“However, it’s not just the fuels’ green credentials that is driving growth in the freight market. Competitively-priced and efficient, the ease of switching from diesel to gas is making BioLPG and LNG an attractive proposition to UK hauliers."

He added: "With the right infrastructure in place to support its uptake too, our message at Freight in the City 2018 is a simple one: for the freight market, gas is here for the long haul.

“We look forward to welcoming attendees to our stand, so we can learn more about their business and demonstrate how our alternative fuel solutions can cut costs and improve efficiencies.”

Calor is the official seminar sponsor for this year's Freight in the City Expo and can be found on stand SO1.

  • Freight in the City Expo takes place on 6 November at London's Alexandra Palace. It features an exciting conference line-up of urban logistics experts, combined with a vast exhibition of the latest trucks, vans technology and services aimed at city operations. It's free to attend, so why not book a place today!