B&Q trials duel fuel trucks

Published:  21 February, 2013

B&Q has ordered 50 dual-fuel lorries powered by biomethane, a natural gas produced by waste, and supplied by Gasrec at its Swindon distribution centre.

The move follows a trial last year involving 25 Mercedes-Benz and 25 Volvo units that are powered by Gasrec’s Bio-LNG – a proprietary blend of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquified natural gas (LNG).

B&Q has now received planning consent to build its own biomethane gas filling station at the Swindon Distribution Centre, supplied, serviced and maintained by Gasrec.

Michelle Thomas, retail logistics service manager, B&Q says: “We’re pleased to announce the introduction of 50 dual-fuel lorries which is helping us meet our 2023 deadline to cut transport carbon emissions ahead of time. Other initiatives include 500 new double decker lorries and the replacement of 78 smaller energy efficient delivery vans. We’re also strengthening our focus on transporting more of our products by rail to save on road miles.”

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