BWG Foods has become the first FMCG group in Ireland to launch a fleet of biogas powered vehicles.
The recent announcement follows a partnership between BWG and two Irish start-ups – VisionGreen and Generation Green.
The owner and operator of the Spar, Eurospar, Londis, Mace and XL brands, has launched an initial fleet of two Heavy Goods Delivery Vehicles (HGV’s) fuelled with biogas in place of traditional diesel fuel.
The wholesale and retail group said that the vehicles will deliver a 90% reduction in transport related carbon emissions.
“We at BWG are very passionate about finding new solutions that can reduce our environmental impact and given the significant scale of our business, and the expansive supply chain operation that supports it, it is critically important that we invest in new technologies that allow us to pioneer less carbon intensive methods of delivery," said Joanne Mellon, logistics director BWG Foods.
Biogas Fulled Trucks
According to BWG Foods, the biogas rigid 26 tonne fuelled trucks with electric fridge units each costs in the region of €180,000.
“We believe that Biogas trucks are the answer to achieve immediate Co2 reductions, as electric and hydrogen HGVs are in their infancy and won’t be available in the Irish market for some time to come," Mellon added.
According to the group, the first two BWG Foods’ biogas fuelled trucks will lead to a reduction of 200 tonnes of carbon emissions annually by the business.
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