March 4, 2021. Nordic food company HKScan’s subcontractor G-reen L Equipment AB has started using a low-emission gas truck in its transport. Fueled by Gasum’s renewable liquefied biogas (LBG), the new vehicle will contribute to the companies’ climate goals and significantly lower their carbon footprint. Ambitious climate goals are nothing new to HKScan, which aims to have 100 per cent fossil-free transport in Sweden by 2025 and to have a carbon-neutral food chain by the end of 2040.
G-reen L Equipment AB acquired their first gas-fueled truck at the end of last year. By using renewable liquefied biogas, greenhouse gas emissions can be lowered by as much as 90 per cent compared to fossil fuels, such as diesel. The choice was made as a result of customer needs as well as the company’s own environmental objectives.
G-reen L Equipment AB made the decision to acquire a gas vehicle when Gasum opened a filling station in Kristianstad, where the company operates. The investment was also supported by a Klimatklivet grant that promotes cleaner transport solutions in Sweden.
The European Union has set a target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles by 30 per cent by 2030. In Sweden, the goal is to cut carbon dioxide emissions from road transport by 70 per cent from the base 2010 level by 2030.