B&Q is introducing 50 dual fuel lorries powered by bio-methane. The 25 Mercedes and 25 Volvo units are powered by Gasrec’s Bio-LNG – a proprietary blend of liquid bio-methane and liquified natural gas.
B&Q aims to reduce its CO2 emissions from business travel and haulage to 50 per cent by 2023 and is set to meet the deadline ahead of time with a current tracking of 36 per cent.
In a further attempt to reduce travel carbon emissions, the home improvement retailer has received a planning consent to invest in its own bio-methane gas filling station at its Swindon distribution centre, to be supplied, serviced and maintained by Gasrec.
B&Q’s retail logistics service manager Michelle Thomas said: “We’re pleased to announce the introduction of 50 dual fuel lorries which is helping us meet our 2023 deadline to cut transport carbon emissions ahead of time. Other initiatives include 500 new double decker lorries and the replacement of 78 smaller energy efficient delivery vans. We’re also strengthening our focus on transporting more of our products by rail to save on road miles.”