Scania launches “latest generation” of biogas engines

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Scania has launched its latest generation of biogas engines, which offer a 5% fuel saving over its predecessors, according to the company.
First introduced at last year’s IAA show in Hanover, Germany, the new 13-litre biogas engines are available with either 420hp or 460hp, and utilise components from the latest generation Super diesel powertrain, to help improve its fuel saving potential.
When the new engines are paired with the G25 gearboxes and axles, testing has proven that operators could see up to a 5% fuel saving on long-haul operations, according to Scania.
The engines are a refinement of the previous generation 13-litre gas units, with the power outputs increased and preparation to meet future legal demands, continued the company.
Ola Henriksson, senior product manager for renewable fuels at Scania Trucks, said: “Biomethane fuels are the solution for those customers who want to start a de­carbonisation journey without any delay.
“Our biogas engines cover a wide span of industries and appli­ca­tions. A 40-tonne tractor-and-trailer combi­na­tion can achieve ranges of up to 1,800 km when specified with the biggest Bio-LNG tank solu­tions that we offer. Add the 460hp and the 2,300Nm engine and you have a perfect tool for European long-haul.
“Just as the Super engine benefits from the increased spread in the G25 gearbox, so do the biogas engines. When paired with the Scania Opticruise gearbox and the new axles, the biogas engines can operate very close to their ‘sweet spot’ most of the time. Put together, it results in 5% fuel savings from this powertrain.”

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