Scania converts to bioethanol

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Scania is taking further steps to reduce impact on the climate from its own operations – using eight renewable bioethanol rather than diesel fuelled trucks.

The manufacturer said the move will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from it’s own goods transport services at its production facilities in Södertälje by 70%.

“It’s important for us to take the lead in developing sustainable, alternative methods and demonstrate how they are linked in practice,” said Anders Nielsen, Scania’s head of production and logistics.

Scania currently offers a series of energy-efficient products through its Ecolution package, which includes different biodiesel, biogas and ethanol fuel options.

In Södertälje, Scania primarily runs trucks to move parts and packaging material between its production and assembly workshops. These internal freight traffic operations were recently taken over by the Scania Transport Laboratory, a whollyowned subsidiary which tests and evaluates vehicle characteristics and performance in commercial haulage.

To help increase the availability of renewable fuels for commercial vehicles, Scania will open a public filling station in Södertälje later this year with fuel dispensers for RME (rapeseed methyl ester), ED95 (ethanol) and biogas.