Volvo Trucks Using Liquefied Biogas Trialled by Swedish Electronics Company

| Sweden: Jönköping | Source: Gasum

Volvo Truck trialled by ElgigantenSwedish consumer electronics company Elgiganten is commencing road trials of Volvo trucks powered by Liquefied Biogas (LBG). Using gas supplied by Nordic energy company Gasum and vehicles from Volvo Lastvagnar AB (Volvo Trucks), Elgiganten’s transport partners will run the outgoing transport from their Nordic distribution centre in Jönköping. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Calls for Incentives to Stimulate Demand for Clean HD Vehicles

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Volvo Trucks
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

On February 18, the EU reached the decision to regulate CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Volvo Trucks produces HD trucks powered by natural gas (CNG and LNG) and biomethane. To speed up development, the heavy duty truck manufacturer continues to invest heavily in more climate-friendly transport solutions, but additional measures are needed to stimulate demand for vehicles with low CO2 emissions. Read more »

Valio Adds Volvo FH LNG As Finland’s First Biogas-fueled Milk Collection Truck

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Gasum and Valio
Valio's Volvo FH 460 running on LBG

Photographer Sofia Virtanen

Finnish gas supplier Gasum and dairy manufacturer Valio are collaborating to stimulate the circular economy made possible using Liquefied renewable gas (LBG). Valio has introduced to its fleet a Volvo FH 460 biogas-fueled tractor unit for the collection of organic Valio Luomu™ milk. Read more »

Fourteen Volvo LNG Trucks for Netherlands Logistics Provider

| Netherlands: Ermelo | Source: Harbers Trucks

St Van Den Brink Volvo LNG TruckHarbers Trucks, a full service Volvo Truck Commercial Vehicle dealer in the Netherlands, has supplied St van den Brink with fourteen Volvo LNG trucks for its logistics fleet. With this, the transport company from Ermelo underlines its focus on sustainability and innovation. Read more »

Swedish Energy Agency Funds First Part of ‘Drive LBG’ (RNG)

| Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Energigas Sweden
Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Further to the autumn funding announcement by the Swedish Energy Agency for an innovation cluster for liquid biogas, it has been decided that Energigas Sweden will be responsible for driving the “Drive LBG” cluster. The overall effort will be of great importance to the biogas (renewable natural gas – RNG) market and to achieve Sweden’s environmental and climate goals. Read more »

Lidl Finland Harnesses Biowaste for Grocery Deliveries

| Finland | Source: Gasum

Finland - Gasum RNG for Lidl - refuelingA Finnish project will lead the way for the country’s supermarkets to climb aboard the renewable fuel circular economy. The grocery store chain Lidl and the energy company Gasum are cooperating to produce environmentally friendly and local biogas from biowaste generated at Lidl grocery stores. Read more »

Krummen Kerzers Purchases 20 LNG-powered Volvo Trucks

| Switzerland: Kerzers | Source: Krummen Kerzers

Krummen Kerzers Volvo LNGSwiss logistics specialist Krummen Kerzers has advanced its strategy for the sustainable reduction of CO2 emissions by purchasing 20 Volvo trucks that operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Purchase agreements were signed last week. Read more »

Dutch Milk Sustainably Transported with LNG

| Netherlands: Amersfoort | Source: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina Volvo LNG

Milk delivered with a Volvo LNG tractor

FrieslandCampina, a Netherlands producer and seller of dairy-based consumer products, values sustainable operations. For that reason it began with its carriers to experiment with Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled transportation in 2014, starting up a pilot project using LNG as an alternative to diesel fuel. The results have been more than satisfactory. Read more »

Volvo VNL 300 now with CWI “Near Zero” Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Greensboro NC

Volvo VNL300 (USA)In North America, the new Volvo VNL 300 daycab is now available with the latest version of the Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) ISX12N “Near Zero” natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pick-up and delivery and regional-haul operations. The natural gas power plant can be operated on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or renewable natural gas.  Read more »

EU Adopts HDV CO2 Emissions Regulation with Room for Improvement

| Europe: Brussels

HDGAS imageThe first ever EU legislation on CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU, formally adopted Jun 25, requires emissions for Categories N2 and N3 and certain other vehicle types to be monitored and reported from 1 January 2019. The VECTO tool is adopted as the measurement tool but does it go far enough? Read more »