Pizza Hut Finland goes green with biogas-fuelled deliveries

Pizza Hut has started using five biogas-fuelled vehicles for home deliveries in Finland. The company's aims to reduce its burden on the environment, as well as the increasing number of gas filling stations, contributed to its decision to utilise biogas.

Pizza Hut Finland introduced the biogas-powered vehicles in the spring to help lower its carbon footprint. With the SEAT vehicles, Pizza Hut re-instated its own home delivery service in Finland after a 15-year hiatus.

Johan Sirén, brand manager of Pizza Hut Finland, said: “Pizza Hut is the world’s largest and most convenient pizza chain. We want to show our heartfelt appreciation of our customers, our people and the surrounding society and nature.

“When we were planning to restart our own home deliveries, it was important for us, in particular, to use gas vehicles and low-emission biogas as the fuel. A few years ago, however, the network of gas filling stations was not yet wide enough and so we thought about the matter for a bit longer.

“During the spring of this year, we noticed that the location of existing filling stations is ideal for us and so we got the ball rolling at speed.”

According to Sirén, everyone who has driven gas vehicles has said how easy they are to refuel and how pleasant they are to drive. He added: “Our customers have also applauded our choice. Even though our vehicles can also run on gasoline if needed, we intend to drive almost always on biogas.”

Heidi Kuoppala, business manager of Traffic at Gasum, commented: “The environmental impacts of different fuels are increasingly being taken into account in corporate motoring.

“It’s encouraging that when making new investments, companies are prepared to invest in gas because only by trying out new things can we find increasingly better alternatives.

“Renewable biogas can minimise emissions cost-efficiently while responding to the growing wishes of customers to offer environmentally-sustainably produced services and products.”

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