Scania Argentina managed, together with YPF and Copparoni SA, the necessary authorizations so that a CNG-powered truck can operate in the refineries and distribute fuel in the service stations of the state oil company. After an extensive process, the Scania G410 6×2 model of the Green Efficiency line became the first CNG vehicle to serve the Hazardous Cargo segment.
Reaffirming its commitment to a more sustainable transport, the Scania Argentina product engineering team worked together with the YPF technical department to obtain this authorization for the Green Efficiency range units, with the aim of boosting CNG as the alternative fuel for transport, on the way to decarbonization. These vehicles provide a 40% reduction in operating costs, while greatly lowering polluting gas emissions.
The first truck selected for this application will be led by Alexis Acerbi, who graduated last March from the third edition of the Female Drivers Program. The vehicle will cover the route from the south of the city of La Plata to Tres Arroyos, and will travel between 11,000 and 15,000 kilometers per month.
“It is a pride to have one of the first CNG trucks that will transport fuel and it is also a pride to have been chosen by YPF and Scania for this strategic alliance,” said Raúl Copparoni, head of the company that, in addition to carrying out the logistics for transporting fuel on the Atlantic Coast, it also carries out General Cargo and International Transport from its base in the province of Mendoza.
“We are celebrating the beginning of a new stage: the first CNG truck approved for transporting fuel. We hope and trust that this will be a model to be followed by other companies that carry out this activity,” said Guillermo Gaillour, Manager of the Pampas Region, which has branches in Mar del Plata, Trenque Lauquen, Olavarría and Bahía Blanca.
Argentina has a network of almost 2,000 CNG filling stations, of which 500 are owned by YPF. In this way, the Argentine oil company is one of the main suppliers in the demand for this fuel for vehicle propulsion. Taking advantage of this existing development, as in no other country in South America, and the great opportunity presented by the Vaca Muerta field, gas becomes a key factor for the change towards a more sustainable energy matrix, with less impact on the environment that makes it a great alternative for transportation.
Claudio Ivani, Commercial Projects Deployment Manager at YPF SA, added: “We have to find new internal demands for the gas we produce and go towards segments such as transportation, not only because it will help replace diesel, but because we will be able to do it with a cleaner and more efficient fuel.”
Source: Scania Argentina