Gasrec has opened a dedicated Bio-LNG (liquefied natural gas) filling station at Arla Foods’ new £150 million dairy at Aylesbury. The dairy is set to become the UK’s first zero carbon dairy and has the capacity to process up to one billion litres of milk a year.
Low emission Bio-LNG fuel
Gasrec has a strategic partnership with Arla Foods to develop and implement a strategy to introduce low emission Bio-LNG fuel for its heavy goods vehicle fleet across its European operations. The initiative supports Arla’s UK Logistics target of a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 within the areas of production, transport and packaging.
At the new dairy, which is the largest fresh milk processing facility in the world, Arla plans to convert its entire fleet of vehicles to dual fuel. The first 10 dual fuel conversion trucks will run on Bio-LNG in February. As part of the agreement, Gasrec will supply bio-LNG and provide refuelling station infrastructure at the Aylesbury site matched to the number of trucks converted to use it.
Commenting on the partnership, Steve Wright, Logistics Project Facilitator for Arla Foods, said: “Arla are pleased to have Gasrec as a business partner, we look forward to developing our Bio-LNG refuelling infrastructure at Aylesbury and are confident that Gasrec are in an ideal position to deliver”.
Gasrec’s CCO, Ben Sawford, commented: “Sustainability and green issues are critical to Arla Foods and it is a pleasure to be helping such an enlightened company to develop strategies for reducing both cost and carbon emissions from their transport operations. As our network and operations expand further, I am confident many other companies will see the rewards of converting HGV fleets to bio-fuels – benefiting both the environment and their balance sheets.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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