Cenex has developed Fleet Carbon Reduction Guidance and a Biomethane Toolkit to help managers and operators make informed decisions on the best way to reduce carbon in their vehicle fleet.

cenex-guidanceFleet operators face significant challenges in responding to the need to lower carbon emissions and to reduce the energy use of their vehicles.  Minimising environmental impact is a key factor in today’s market place, and reducing CO2 emission to a level that minimises climate change is required for the sustainable market of tomorrow.  Reducing fuel use and so fuel costs, not only assists an organisation’s response to the environmental challenge, but also makes a powerful economic case for examining energy-efficient technologies to power vehicles.

Cenex Fleet Carbon Reduction Guidance

The guidance comprises three parts:

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  1. Evaluating low carbon vehicle options, which  presents a step-by-step approach to fleet carbon reduction, from making the case for low carbon vehicles, base-lining the emissions of your current fleet, assessing the best technology options for your particular situation through to trialling low carbon options.
  2. Technology guidance, which offers background information on a variety of low carbon technologies. It provides information on the underlying improvements available in conventional engine technology, from hybrid and pure electric options to biofuels and gaseous fuels.
  3. Case studies, which presents four studies of the integration of low carbon vehicles into public and private sector fleets. It explains the drivers behind fleet carbon reduction decisions, the real-life issues and resource implications of running fleet trials and how to use the results obtained to inform future fleet decision-making.

To download a FREE copy of the Fleet Carbon Reduction Guidance please click here.

FCRT Lite

Cenex have developed the FCRT-Lite, a spreadsheet tool used to de-risk the implementation of low carbon vehicles by providing a total cost of ownership based on real-world driving patterns. This allows the user to evaluate real-world fuel costs, and the real-world range performance from electric vehicles.

More information about the tool, including a tool download link, is available here.

Cenex Biomethane Toolkit

The Cenex Biomethane Toolkit has been designed to give local authorities and other transport operators relevant information about what is needed to produce and use biomethane as a vehicle fuel.

Biomethane is a renewable transport fuel produced from the anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste or energy crops. The fuel is close to carbon neutral and when used in vehicles it has very low exhaust emissions with regards local air quality and is considerably quieter than conventional diesel vehicles. Therefore biomethane contributes to meeting a number of national and local policy objectives by:

  • Helping to reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfill, by turning it into a valuable fuel and bio-fertiliser
  • Contributing to reducing carbon emissions from transport
  • Contributing to improved local air quality through lower NOX and PM emissions
  • Helping to reduce noise levels from vehicle traffic, which can be particularly important for issues such as night time deliveries

The Toolkit contains ten topic sheets on the various aspects of biomethane production and use, which allows you to assess the potential viability of biomethane in your situation and a directory of suppliers.

In addition the Toolkit includes a Biomethane Calculator, which has been designed to give an indicative production quantity of biomethane and an indicative revenue value in both combined heat and power (CHP) and vehicle applications. This allows for a quantitative decision to be made on whether a more detailed engineering and financial analysis for a particular AD programme should be progressed.

To download a FREE copy of the Biomethane Toolkit please click here.

For more information on how biomethane can be used in your transportation operations, or for an update on Cenex’s other activities in biomethane for transport, please contact us.