“Biogas is a great, more climate-friendly alternative to traditional fuels, and NTEX must of course be at the forefront in this area, too. The testing of the biogas-powered truck unit is important to be able to further develop our transports. I think it's important for future generations that we do what we can to reduce CO2 emissions,” says Thomas Ström, NTEX founder and CEO.
The gas-powered truck unit was recently handed over to Slavek Myka, who also learned how to refuel the vehicle with biogas. Slavek is a driver at Transscandinavian AB and will be driving between Gothenburg and northern Sweden on behalf of NTEX during the test period. After the summer, once the test period in May has been finalised, an evaluation will be conducted. Expectations are high and if all goes well, NTEX plans to invest in its first gas-powered truck in 2022.
“We are very happy that NTEX is interested in liquid biogas and that the company wants to test the product with Volvo Trucks and us at Gasum. It's a great way to gain more knowledge about the fuel and its various benefits. I am sure that NTEX will be satisfied and hope that they will choose to continue on the same path,” says Claes Westling, Sales Manager at Gasum.
“We are proud to be able to contribute to a faster transition to sustainable transport through our trucks that run on liquid biogas or natural gas. With a tank full of liquid biogas, the transports become fossil-free, and there is no change in performance and the fuel economy is looking really good,” says Henrik Wickman, Regional Manager at Volvo Truck Center Sweden AB.
During the handover, a briefing was given on the vehicle and the refuelling process. The truck will be refuelled at Gasum's stations and the fuel card exclusively accepts liquid biogas, which is made from biodegradable waste and is 100 per cent renewable. By refuelling with liquid biogas instead of traditional diesel, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by around 9.5 tonnes per 10,000 km.
NTEX is one of Sweden's largest private freight forwarding and logistics companies, and the company wants to reduce their carbon footprints by, among other things, using more climate-friendly fuel. The company's trucks have been running on HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel for a number of years now, and earlier this year, NTEX invested in its first electric truck. Several other partnerships and initiatives are currently being discussed and might be on the horizon for NTEX.