Finnish freight firm Posti invests in biogas truck fleet

Finnish freight transport firm Posti is investing in biogas-powered trucks.

Working with Gasum, Posti will introduce the biogas trucks to reduce its transport emissions and create Finland’s largest biogas fleet operated by a logistics company.

Posti has acquired 10 liquefied biogas (LBG) trucks and already operates six liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks.

The first biogas-powered trucks have already been deployed and the full fleet will be in use by the end of the year. The new fleet will reduce carbon dioxide emissions originating in Posti’s transports by 1,620 tonnes per year, equivalent to driving a car almost 8.6 million kilometres, or approximately 215 times around the globe.

Juha-Matti Koskinen, sales manager of Traffic at Gasum, said: “Choosing renewable biogas as a fuel in long-haul transport has made Posti a pace-setter in logistics. Pilot tests have now progressed to extensive use of low emission fuel solutions that have been found to work.

“Use of biogas in transport is an effective way to combat climate change and can also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions during the lifecycle of the fuel by up to 90%.

Along with biogas, LNG is also on the solutions list when seeking to cut logistics emissions. A fleet running on liquefied gas makes it possible to flexibly switch from natural gas to biogas without needing to replace the fleet.”

“As a pioneer in the field, we play an important role in developing and implementing energy-efficient and sustainable transport solutions,” said Antti Wikström, vice-president of Posti’s Freight Services.

“For a long time, we have developed our operations to reduce the emissions from our freight transports. In addition to gas-powered vehicles and alternative fuels, our environmental measures include target-oriented route planning, a method that develops quickly thanks to new technologies and procedures.

“We reduce our environmental impact also by actively monitoring driving habits and updating our service level agreements.”

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