Bayer AG in Leverkusen has opened a company-owned natural gas fuelling station at its Chempark premises, to service its 400 natural gas vehicles. The station was set up jointly with E. ON Gas Mobil, a German producer of biogas and provider of biogas refuelling equipment. The vehicles emit 117-128 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
By switching to alternative drive technologies such as natural gas the CO2 emissions of the entire fleet has fallen by about 15%. “Thus, the Group is on track to reach its target to reduce CO2 emissions of its fleet to 20 percent, by 2012 “says Dr. Wolfgang Große Entrup, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Environment, Bayer AG.
The Group launched the “EcoFleet” initiative at the end of 2007 as part of the Bayer Climate Program and introduced incentive programs for using low-emission company vehicles. This involves the employees making increased use of more fuel-efficient engine technologies and drive systems such as natural gas and hybrid technologies.
In November last year Bayer has received a “CSR Mobility Award 2010” for its “EcoFleet” initiative, one of three companies to receive such an award in the large corporations category. The award honors eco-friendly vehicle fleets at companies in Germany. Bayer has already received the pan-European “Green Fleet Award 2009” for its EcoFleet initiative.
In the symbolic first refueling of a Bayer company car with gas: Bayer fleet manager Lutz Hansen (left), Jens Steuber, Head of Operations stations at E. ON Gas Mobil (middle), and Konrad Merkamp, of the Bayer Group, the project of natural gas filling station directs.
As part of the “EcoFleet” Bayer AG its extensive fleet of 24,000 vehicles gradually being provided to highlight environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient technologies.
This item primarily compiled using information from a Bayer AG press release.