ACT News 2017


Gasrec Bio-LNG for UK’s Tesco

April 23, 2013 in Biomethane, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Retailer Is Deploying 35 Hardstaff-Converted Mercedes Trucks

Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer, is deploying 35 Mercedes trucks to be fueled with Gasrec Bio-LNG from a new station at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal in central England, Gasrec reports. The trucks have dual fuel systems from Hardstaff.

Tesco Distribution is deploying 35 Mercedes trucks to be fueled with Gasrec Bio-LNG from the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal in central England.

Tesco Distribution is deploying 35 Mercedes trucks to be fueled with Gasrec Bio-LNG from the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal in central England.

Gasrec describes the Daventry facility – known as DIRFT – as “a ground-breaking installation.” Gasrec’s first fueling facility will open there next month, and operate “much like a traditional petrol station.”

Bio-LNG, Gasrec says, is a “proprietary, future-proof blend of liquefied natural gas and liquid biomethane (LBM) – a natural, green source of renewable energy produced from organic matter such as household food waste and sewage.” Much of the Gasrec product is from a landfill gas facility west of London.

Tesco has a distribution center in Daventry, Gasrec says.

‘On Our Doorstep’

“A gas refueling station on our doorstep is ideal for us,” Tesco Distribution group environmental manager Joe Carthy says in a Gasrec release. “We are committed to converting vehicles to dual fuel and reducing carbon emissions,” he said.

“Gasrec’s infrastructure and Bio-LNG fuel will allow us to do this across our network in years to come.”

Gasrec notes that Tesco has taken advantage of the UK government-backed Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform (LCVIP), which provides match-funded grants to businesses to nurture low-carbon vehicle technologies.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: Gasrec with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Posted in Biomethane, Fleet Order, LNG and tagged , , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Archives