Saica collaborates in pilot project to use LNG as fuel for mid- and long-distance freight transportation

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Saica collaborates in pilot project to use LNG as fuel for mid- and long-distance freight transportation

February 24, 2020 - 13:15
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The use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel will reduce in 22,3% the CO2 emissions versus conventional diesel trucks.

Saica, Carreras and Iveco are collaborating in a pilot project to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel for mid and long distance freight transportation. LNG is the most ecological fuel for internal-combustion engines that currently exists.

The project, which first test took place at the end of summer, is part of the Lean & Green initiative. Its objective is to decrease in 20% the CO2 emissions of the Supply Chain in a period of five years.

Among other actions, Saica is working with Carreras to use Iveco Stralis NP trucks in all mid and long distance transportation, so the CO2 emissions will be reduced in 22,3% versus regular diesel trucks. The new Iveco vehicle, with a 460 CV engine, has the same payload as a traditional truck and a range of up to 1.500 km but with a lesser carbon footprint.