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B&Q introduces Bio-LNG fleet

Oilfield Technology,

Gasrec and B&Q are working together to create a greener fleet with 50 dual fuel lorries powered by Bio-LNG.

The eco-friendly fuel used to power the lorries comprises 60% biomethane, the natural green source of renewable energy produced from organic matter such as household food waste and sewage.

B&Q is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions from business travel and haulage to 50 percent by 2023*. Its new Dual Stock Holding Distribution Facility in Swindon, allows B&Q to hold the same product in the north and south of the UK, greatly reducing the number of miles travelled to store by its lorries.

B&Q has introduced the new dual fuel tractor units at the facility following a successful trial last year. The 25 Mercedes and 25 Volvo units are powered by Gasrec’s Bio-LNG – a proprietary blend of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquified natural gas (LNG).

The retailer has also received a planning consent to invest in its own biomethane gas filling station at the Swindon Distribution Centre. The facility will be supplied, serviced and maintained by Gasrec.

Adapted from press release by Callum O’Reilly

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