Kuusakoski, a pioneering Finnish company in the recycling business, started using its first CNG truck in early September, to serve customers in the Uusimaa region. While the number of natural gas vehicles has grown at an amazing rate in the heavy-duty transport sector, Kuusakoski is thinking about acquiring more NGVs in the future.
“We aim to introduce a lower-emission fleet for transport at Kuusakoski. The new vehicle has given us valuable information about a natural gas transport fleet. We intend to use this information when buying new vehicles,” commented Krister Heinonen, Vice President, Logistics at Kuusakoski.
Expanding the CNG/LNG refueling network makes it easier than earlier to choose natural gas vehicles and is driving companies’ interest in this fuel. Development of technology in heavy-duty vehicles and cost efficiency are also driving growing demand. “We are committed to developing the Nordic station network. We aim to improve possibilities to fill up with natural gas and to make it easier for companies to choose environmentally friendlier alternatives,” said Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum.
Kuusakoski’s new CNG truck is operated by Helsinki logistics company K&O Tiilikainen, who have a total of six vehicles, two of which run on LNG. Positive comments about all three natural gas vehicles have been received from drivers and customers alike. “Drivers have commended the functionality of NGVs and customers have been delighted with the increase in greener alternatives. We consider it important to help our customers to reach their own targets by providing a new type of environmentally friendlier transport fleet,” said Ossi Tiilikainen, CEO, K&O Tiilikainen.