At the opening ceremony in Stockholm, Volvo Trucks displayed a number of FM MethaneDiesel trucks powered by the 13-litre engine designed for gas which runs on a combination of biogas and diesel. “It’s immensely important that the refueling network for liquefied methane gas expands in order to secure development of our methane-diesel technology. The new filling station is a very important step in that direction,” says Lennart Pilskog, Director Public Affairs, Volvo Truck Corporation.
Since early summer this year Volvo has been running an FE MethaneDiesel distribution truck between supermarket chain Lidl’s central warehouse in Eskilstuna and the company’s stores in Stockholm. The truck, which is part of the CleanTruck project, transports 450 tonnes of organic food-based refuse every year. This refuse is processed in a digester plant and then converted into biogas. The same customer is now also deploying an FM MethaneDiesel truck that will run on LNG.
The aim of CleanTruck is to establish filling stations for renewable truck fuels and to test and demonstrate new types of environmentally sustainable trucks for climate-friendly transportation throughout Sweden. The project covers a four-year period from 2010 to 2013.
Source: Volvo Trucks.