South Africa’s LNG supplier DNG Energy and JSE-listed Imperial Logistics have joined forces to test the feasibility of using LNG as an alternative to diesel in a pilot that will proactively respond to the drive towards a net zero carbon transport sector in South Africa.
“We are excited to partner with Imperial on this journey to decarbonize the transport logistics industry. This move is significant for DNG because our goal is to offer a cleaner energy source that enables our customers to be more competitive, while contributing towards significantly reducing their environmental footprint. Imperial’s operations in South Africa and across the African continent offer a tangible platform to show how LNG can optimize trade for companies and reduce costs,” said Aldworth Mbalati, CEO of DNG Energy.
“This partnership comes at a time when the world is seeking cheaper alternatives to traditional sources of fuel. We look forward to the outcomes of the pilot and contributing towards the body of knowledge in this space,” he added.
Imperial’s Group CEO Mohammed Akoojee also commented “One of Imperial’s strategic pillars is integrating environmental, social and governance practices into our business activities, and this partnership, alongside other initiatives, is an exciting step in Imperial’s journey towards gaining important insights that position us at the forefront of alternative energy fleets. Not only does it demonstrate our commitment to a just transition to a low carbon economy, but it also enables us to provide our sustainability-conscious clients and principals with substantially greener supply chain solutions.”
The pilot will run for six months and DNG Energy will be responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying the associated LNG dispensing and storage equipment, such as cryogenic tanks that keep natural gas in a liquid form.
Source: DNG Energy