Major UK Supermarket Orders Dual-Fuel Systems After Successful Trial

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Sainsbury's trial fleet of MB Axors ran on biomethane for 3 years

UK-based dual-fuel combustion technology developer Clean Air Power has won a new order from supermarket chain Sainsbury’s PLC for 14 units of its Genesis Edge Dual-Fuel system. The order is worth £0.4m (USD 0.63 million). The retro-fit system, which can be installed on customers’ existing vehicles, will reduce CO2 emissions and fuel costs in comparison with traditional diesel vehicles.

This order follows a three year successful trial of the dual-fuel system by Sainsbury’s in their successful “Running on Rubbish Trial”. This trial has enabled 5 Sainsbury’s trucks, all Mercedes-Benz Axor 6×2 tractor units, to run for 3 years fuelled by biomethane gas which has been generated from landfill.

The Company’s dual-fuel technology is also offered integrated into manufacturers’ vehicles on an OEM basis. Clean Air Power recently announced that a European OEM product with Clean Air Power’s technology integrated within its engine was set to commence and confirms that production has now started.

Commenting on the order, John Pettitt, CEO of Clean Air Power, said: “We have had a close working relationship with Sainsbury’s for some time and we are extremely encouraged that this has culminated in an order for 14 Genesis Edge Dual-Fuel™ systems.” Pettitt added the dual-fuel technology is “attracting ever increasing attention”.

(This article primarily compiled using information from a Clean Air Power press release)

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