Frode Laursen, international transport and logistics company focused on FMCG, building materials, recycling and dangerous goods, and Ragn-Sells, expert in sustainable waste management, have together managed to reduce their respective carbon footprints by introducing biomethane-powered trucks on a regular route. Ragn-Sells sees long-term partnerships as one of the keys to success on the “green front.”
Until electric trucks become a real option for the transport sector, it is necessary to take an alternative approach to driving the green transition. And this is what Ragn-Sells and Frode Laursen are doing, as they have teamed up and introduced biogas trucks on a regular route between Norway and Sweden.
“At Ragn-Sells, we are striving to have as fossil-free a fleet as possible, and here bio-LNG trucks are a very good supplement. Today, bio-LNG is the most suitable renewable fuel for long-haul operations on the market. At the same time, we also believe there will be a need in the future for several alternative fuels, with biogas being one of them,” said Johnny Evertsson, Head of Logistics at Ragn-Sells.
Taking a long-term perspective and partnering with Frode Laursen has, according to Evertsson, been key to ensuring a successful implementation. And according to him, it is also a very important aspect if, as a company, you want to take a circular approach.
“The implementation together with Frode Laursen has been successful thanks to the fact that we both have stable material flows and a long-term perspective. This has now resulted in us achieving a significant reduction in our CO2 and particle emissions after implementing biogas-powered trucks,” noted Evertsson.
One significant obstacle to the successful introduction of biomethane trucks is the existing infrastructure and refueling options.
“It means that we must engage in close dialogue with our customers to find out whether and how it is possible to introduce biogas-powered trucks. We do so by, among other things, examining the concrete transport tasks and driving patterns together to see where the infrastructure allows it,” commented Jens Sørensen, COO, Road International at Frode Laursen, which covers transports within and across northern Europe countries.
“We want to deliver on the green transition, and right now biogas offers a very good solution which also gives results from day one,” he added.
Source: Frode Laursen