Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

New dual fuel station for Arla Foods

European supplier of liquefied gas fuel, Gasrec, has opened a dedicated Bio-LNG filling station at Arla Foods’ new £150 million dairy in Aylesbury.

Farmer-owned co-operative Arla Foods processes some 3.2 billion litres of milk a year throughout Europe. Its UK clients include brands such as Cravendale, Lurpak, Castello, and Anchor.

The two companies have been working together to introduce low emission Bio-LNG fuel to Arla’s European heavy goods fleet, as part of its UK logistics plan to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020.

Arla now plans to convert its entire fleet of vehicles to dual-fuel at the new Aylesbury site.

Gasrec will both supply Bio-LNG at the facility, and provide refuelling station infrastructure matched to the number of trucks converted.

“Sustainability and green issues are critical to Arla Foods and it is a pleasure to be helping the company develop strategies for reducing both cost and carbon emissions from their transport operations,” said chief commercial officer at Gasrec, Ben Sawford.

“As our network and operations expand further, I am confident many other companies will see the rewards of converting HGV fleets to bio-fuels – benefiting both the environment and their balance sheets.”