Companies back biogas-powered trucks

Finland has introduced the first biogas-powered milk-delivery trucks, while another company has launched a fleet in the Netherlands

One of the biogas-powered trucks, image copyright Suiker Unie
One of the biogas-powered trucks, image copyright Suiker Unie

Finland-based utility company Gasum says it has introduced the country’s first biogas-fuelled milk collection truck.

In a statement, issued this week, Gasum said it had worked with dairy Valio to power a Volvo LBG 460 vehicle on biogas, which is now operational.

From this month, 10% of all organic Valio Luomu milk will be collected using the biogas-fuelled vehicle in southern Finland.

In a related development, last week Netherlands-based sugar business Suiker Unie said it was now testing four biogas-powered trucks as well.

The trucks can be filled with biogas at the firm’s sugar factories in Dinteloord and Vierverlaten, which are already equipped with biogas production, according to Suiker Unie.

Suiker Unie said it would test the trucks, three of which are supplied by Scania and one by Iveco,"in detail" before deciding "later this year", whether to invest permanently.

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