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Nestlé converts diesel truck fleet to bio-LNG

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Nestlé has switched 75% of its truck fleet from diesel to bio-LNG.

The food and beverage giant will now make its deliveries around the UK and Ireland emitting up to 95% less carbon, marking a significant step towards Nestlé’s commitment to be net zero by 2050.

Nestlé has been exploring solutions to reduce its carbon emissions in its transport and logistics network since 2017. The fuel conversion project has taken several years to get on the road, due to the complex nature of the delivery network, Nestle said, meaning the journey to this interim milestone has been ‘challenging’.

“Running a network to ensure goods are transported around the country in a timely and efficient manner while reducing our carbon footprint is a complicated task,” said Sally Wright, head of delivery at Nestlé UK and Ireland.

“Considerations such as the refuelling facilities of bio-LNG, the weight of goods the trucks carry and the range restrictions of alternate fuels, have meant every step of the journey needs to be meticulously planned.

“We’ve worked with a number of partners in order to make the change and collaboration has been key. We wouldn’t have been able to get these trucks on the road without industry collaboration.”

Over the next two years, the remaining fleet of Nestlé -owned trucks at the end of their commercial life will be replaced with trucks using alternative fuels.