Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s and Bud Light brewer AB InBev is to trial the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to make beer deliveries as it aims to meet its 2025 Sustainability Goals of reducing 25 per cent of CO2 emissions across the value chain.
The trial will take place over the next two weeks, from AB InBev’s brewery in Samlesbury, Lancashire using an IVECO Stralis NP tractor from transport company H Parkinson Haulage. The vehicle will make continuous deliveries of AB InBev’s beers over the pilot period, carrying up to 1,560 cases of beer.
AB InBev and HPH will be monitoring this to quantify environmental savings. If the trail is successful AB InBev will put the tractor on the road permanently.
According to IVECO, the vehicle achieves emissions reductions of up to 15-80% of CO2 (mission dependent), 60 per cent of NOx, 99 per cent of PM and 19 decibels of noise.
“We are delighted that Samlesbury is the chosen location to trial the pioneering sustainable technology, in a first for AB InBev in the UK. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the efficiency of our operations and make better use of our resources, so we hope that the LNG trial is another step towards reducing our carbon footprint and meeting our 2025 Sustainability Goals,” said brewery manager at Samlesbury, Stanislav Chulkov.