DHL AND GRUNDFOS PILOT BIO-LNG IN ROAD FREIGHT WITH PROMISING RESULTS
November 17, 2021
Offering a sustainable fuel alternative for road freight is another step within Deutsche Post DHL Group's sustainability efforts.
In June 2021, DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, started piloting a Bio-LNG solution (Bio-Liquefied Natural Gas from sustainable biomass) with Shell on three haulier trucks to sustainably reduce CO2 emissions in road freight transport for DHL’s customer Grundfos. In the first five months, the volume of Bio-LNG lifted has reduced 87 tons of CO2 eq. This corresponds to the emissions of over 89,900 km driven by a Diesel truck and represents 85% of CO2 savings compared to a traditional diesel engine.
The fuel alternative is being implemented to improve Grundfos’ linehaul between its production sites Bjerringbro, Denmark and Longeville-Les-Saint-Avold, France. By offering the option of using greener alternatives, the company is taking another step towards cleaner road freight, in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's sustainability roadmap 2030.
The Bio-LNG used by Shell in the test is produced from agricultural waste. It meets the criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive 2 (REDII) of the European Union and is a product of a sustainable circular economy. The pilot project has been running for over five months now and will continue for approx. one year. The reduction in emissions is attributed to the customer accordingly. In this way customers can successfully decarbonize their supply chains.
Offering a sustainable fuel alternative for road freight is another step within Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability efforts. By 2030, the Group wants to invest 7 billion euros in climate-neutral logistics solutions, and at least 30 percent of fuel requirements in aviation and line haul are to be covered by sustainable fuels, according to their recently published sustainability roadmap. Deutsche Post DHL Group considers biofuels decisive to decarbonize transport right now and expects hydrogen as a power based sustainable fuel to be a promising alternative in the long-term.
You can find the complete press release and many other ones at www.dhl.com/dk-en/home/press