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Friday, 31 October 2014

Eddie Stobart trucks are going green

Eddie Stobart trucks are going green after the haulage firm announced it is to trial the use of Liquified Natural Gas in its some of its HGVs.

Stobart Group has linked up industrial gas specialist BOC as part of a £23m project.

The trial, which is being co-ordinated by the industry and government-backed Technology Strategy (TSB) board, will see BOC provide LNG refueling facilities for Eddie Stobart's fleet of dual-fuel vehicles.

The project will also aim to tackle the problem of around 20 per cent of LNG being lost through evaporation and venting during refueling processes.

"Minimising fuel losses when refuelling will make a major improvement to the already strong environmental credentials of LNG as a transport fuel," said BOC's director of bulk and packaged gases, Nathan Palmer.

Kate Willard, Stobart Group corporate affairs director, said: “The dual-fuel technology will help deliver cost control and reduced emissions for the Group and our customers.

"We very much look forward to working with TSB and BOC to use this funding to encourage more investment in critical technological solutions such as these."

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