Sunday 11th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Norbert seeks 15pc fuel saving from combustion enhancement

Norbert Dentressangle is taking part in a six-month field trial of a new combustion enhancement system, which promises to improve fuel efficiency by more than 15 per cent.

The new EASI-LPG system was developed by vehicle monitoring equipment supplier, Btrack, and has attracted £92,000 co-funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. Six companies are taking part in the trial.

It uses small amounts of LPG to both enhance the combustion of diesel, and increase energy release.

EASI-LPG will now be fitted to one of Norbert’s 18-tonne Renault Premium rigid trucks, as part of the trial to test the system under real operational conditions.