JBS starts transportation using low-carbon CNG trucks

January 9, 2021. Friboi and Seara recently started a pilot project involving compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered sustainable truck trailers. The vehicles’ CO₂ emissions are 15% lower in comparison with diesel-powered models. In the case of Friboi, the vehicle makes daily runs between the cities of Andradina, Lins and São Paulo (SP), while the vehicle at Seara runs the route between São Paulo and Duque de Caxias, in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

On an annual basis, the CNG-powered trucks provide a reduction of 7.6 tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to the emissions of four passenger cars, or enough to circle the world once in a family car.

The 100% CNG trucks use German technology and each of them come with eight gas cylinders. They are the first vehicles of their kind in Brazil.

JBS is the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in animal protein. With a global platform diversified by geography and type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the company has over 245,000 team members in production units and offices on all continents, in countries like Brazil, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China, among others.

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