Led by its Manager Marbel Astrid Torres, Bioagrícola del Llano (subsidiary of Grupo del Llano) announced the first phase of the renewal of its fleet of waste compactor vehicles operating in the city of Villavicencio, Meta department, with the addition of seven new Euro VI Scania trucks powered by natural gas and capacity of 14 tons each.
The CNG technology will help the company reduce 50% of particulate matter, as well as 20% of CO2 emissions and 80% of NOx, compared to its diesel counterpart, thus minimizing the environmental impact and improving the air quality of the city.
With this initiative, Bioagrícola seeks to promote the development of Villavicencio and the Colombian Eastern Plains, be an example of profitability and sustainability, and stand out as a pioneer in the use of NGVs for waste collection in the region.
In addition to these new trucks, the company is expected to acquire four additional vehicles in the first months of this year to complement the fleet of 54 vehicles currently operating in the city. They will also introduce the Lifter system for the mechanical loading of containers, security cameras for operation control and speed and location control systems.
Similarly, Llanogas, an allied company of Bioagrícola del Llano in this project and which is responsible for the distribution and marketing of natural gas in the region, plans to gradually renew its vehicle fleet starting with a CNG dedicated 410 HP tractor.
Source: Grupo del Llano