Scania liquefied fuel truck with hybrid temperature management system cuts emissions
Finnish haulier Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer mixture options the most recent expertise to minimise carbon emissions whereas guaranteeing dependable meals deliveries
Finnish haulier Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer mixture options the most recent expertise to minimise carbon emissions whereas guaranteeing dependable meals deliveries.
Along with switching to a liquefied biogas powered Scania G 410. Transport Harri Mikkola has put in a hybrid temperature management system within the tractor unit. Historically, these methods have been powered by diesel and since it’s a hybrid, that’s nonetheless doable when the engine can not idle, resembling in terminals.
“That is Finland’s first hybrid temperature management system in a tractor. Whereas the engine is operating, the system is powered by a generator put in within the engine, which signifies that it runs on electrical energy,” says Teemu Mikkola, Transport Director on the firm.
The 25-metre truck and trailer mixture has been working for meals retailer Lidl since September 2020. “We purpose to have at the least 20 p.c of our transports function on low-carbon fuels by 2025. Biogas is an effective possibility in the mean time and we intend so as to add extra gas-powered automobiles within the coming years,” says Lidl Suomi’s Challenge Supervisor Aki Vanhanen.
“The truck is quiet and driver pleasant, and gasoline prices are decrease”
Transport Harri Mikkola’s expertise after the primary months is nice. “The truck is quiet and driver pleasant, and gasoline prices are decrease than with a standard diesel mixture,” says Teemu Mikkola. “Gas consumption for the temperature management system has additionally decreased. It beforehand required about two litres an hour, however now we’ve diminished that by at the least one litre.”
The identical supply route that earlier was carried out with a 500 hp diesel truck is now operated with the gas-powered Scania G 410 with whole weight starting from 40 to 60 tonnes. “That’s ample and reveals that you need to choose the proper energy ranking for the transport task.”
Transport Harri Mikkola displays operations by way of the Scania Fleet Administration system. “We drive 400 km in in the future, so the truck is refuelled each different day. Normally there may be nonetheless 20 p.c left within the tank. We had been somewhat anxious about refuelling beforehand, nevertheless it has gone easily.”
The corporate, which specialises in meals transport, upholds a excessive load issue by way of compartment partitions. Their vans can carry as much as 4 meals teams, requiring completely different temperatures, on the identical journey. The supply can subsequently on the similar time embody each frozen items, and fruit and greens at +14 levels.