Freightliner says trials with a new lower-emission fuel for its diesel fleet have been a success, raising its credentials as a supporter of reducing greenhouse gases.
It says it is the first rail operator to use Gd45, produced by Shell GTL and supplied by Green Biofuels. Almost half of it is hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Data collected from the testing shows significant emissions reductions without affecting performance, and that complete transfer to this brand would cut the company’s emissions by half.
Freightliner is currently using more diesels, following a decision to mothball most of its Class 90s to reduce energy costs.
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