After six months of testing, a study on the positive effects of the conversion of the entire garbage truck fleet to CNG will be conducted in Porto Alegre. “If the results confirm the technical and economic feasibility of this initiative, it will be a further step in improving air quality in major cities”, Sulgás CEO Roberto Tejadas commented.
The truck being tested is 16 gross tons in weight and is equipped with a six-cylinder, FPT NEF 6 Iveco engine. The storage capacity is 126 cubic meters of natural gas. Bivel, which is a dealer located in the city of Canoas, will be responsible for truck maintenance and aftermarket.
The project is an Iveco’s initiative aimed at the application of technologies for the use of clean or renewable fuels. In June, the automaker delivered a 35S14G Daily CNG van for the transport company Patrus Transportes to test it.