In addition, the company has opened Luxfer Italy, a new, fully equipped facility to build alternative fuel systems for CNG stored in Luxfer carbon composite cylinders. “This significant investment shows that we are taking our commitment to the environment very seriously, which is very much in synchronization with the aims and actions of our customers as they reduce CO2 emissions by adopting clean natural gas vehicles,” said Mark Lawday, Luxfer Alternative Fuel Market Manager. The plant is currently producing a series of gas-storage systems to be mounted on roofs of CNG/electric hybrid buses in Madrid, Spain.
Luxfer has been also working closely with the Hardstaff Group to launch Dual Fuel trucks in France and Italy. Hardstaff has converted Optare Solo buses in Lincolnshire, England, using roof-mounted Luxfer carbon composite cylinders (photo). The fleet runs on biomethane and diesel, and provides up to a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Source: Luxfer Gas Cylinders