On Thursday, the 29th of November, Lantmännen and Scania officially launched a new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) model powered by ED95, an ethanol-based fuel. This type of HGV is an important step in reducing the fossil fuel dependency of road transport and associated emissions and will play a significant role in combating climate change in the future.
Scania’s new ethanol driven truck was officially launched at Lantmännen Agroetanol in Norrköping, Sweden – where the sustainable ethanol is produced – in the presence of customers and politicians, such as Lars Stjernkvist, chair of the municipal council in Norrköping. The new truck is the first off the line in Scania's coming serial production of 13 litre ED95 trucks and will be used to transport ethanol fuel to customers.
“Making road transport environmentally friendly is seen as a difficult task, but this is not the case. Using sustainable biofuel such as Lantmännen Agroetanol’s ED95 will contribute to reaching Swedish climate targets for the transport sector,” says Urban Wästljung, senior advisor within Public Affairs and Sustainability at Scania.
ED95 is an ethanol-based fuel for diesel engines and is produced at Lantmännen Agroetanol’s biorefinery, using grain and residues from bakeries and the food industry, such as bread, dough and crumbs. ED95 can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% compared to fossil diesel.
“Our ED95, one of the most competitive alternatives on the market in terms of the environment and economy, can now make a serious contribution to fossil free road transports. We anticipate big interest from Swedish hauliers and transport buyers,” says Jan Mauritzson, Managing Director of Lantmännen Agroetanol.
Scania already produces 9-litre goods vehicles and is now adding a 13-litre engine to its product portfolio for heavier goods transport. This investment in ED95 powered HGVs will make an even bigger contribution to reducing fossil fuel dependency and emissions from the growing road transport industry.
For more information, please contact:
Martin Engström, Business Manager at Lantmännen Agroetanol
Tel: +46 10 556 14 52
Urban Wästljung, senior advisor within Public Affairs and Sustainability at Scania
Lantmännen Press Office
Tel: +46 10 556 88 00