Finnish technical wholesale company Onninen, part of K Group, has started deliveries using biogas-fuelled trucks.
The biogas comes from Gasum’s facility, where renewable fuel is produced, in part, from biowaste from K-stores. This marks the first time in Finland that biogas-powered vehicles are being used in goods deliveries to building sites.
Onninen’s deliveries are being transported by two new biogas-powered trucks in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Uusimaa. The introduction of low-emission and renewable biogas trucks is part of the K-Group’s goal to reduce its emissions and be carbon neutral by 2025.
“Achieving ambitious climate goals requires us to continuously develop our logistics to be more environmentally friendly,” said Samuli Pohjonen, Onninen’s transport manager.
“Now we are the first in Finland to introduce biogas-powered vehicles for the delivery of goods to construction sites. Utilising biogas-powered equipment in logistics is also an excellent example of how the cleaner logistics solutions we offer help our customers achieve their own emissions targets.”
Juha-Matti Koskinen, sales manager, traffic at Gasum, commented: “Being part of the circular economy is one of the most effective ways to take a leap towards a carbon-neutral future.
“Switching to heavy-duty vehicles using biogas allows rapid, cost-effective reductions both in CO2 and local emissions. Climate goals set at the national and EU Level are strongly guiding future investments and it’s encouraging to see companies introducing low-emission fuels and gas-powered vehicles as an opportunity to create value for customers and society alike.”