Cenex has an established track record of undertaking research activities aimed at demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of deploying biomethane vehicles within fleet operations and providing practical guidance for fleet managers looking to introduce them.
Cenex’s biomethane work includes:
Coca Cola HGV Trial
Driven by a desire to produce a step change reduction in fleet carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) contracted Cenex to evaluate and compare the emissions, fuel consumption, economics, reliability and operability of a 26 tonne Iveco Stralis biomethane gas vehicle with that of a diesel Stralis vehicle.
For more information on the results of the Coca Cola trial, click here
EMDA Biomethane Infrastructure
Cenex was commissioned by the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) to study the implementation of a large scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in the East Midlands. The report focuses on the anaerobic digestion of waste biodegradable materials in the form of commercial and industrial food waste to produce biomethane for use in transport logistic applications.
The investigation resulted from the requirement to address two specific problems which provide challenges to the sustainability of activity across the region:
- The need to reduce the waste as a result of the EU Landfill Directive and the lack of landfill capacity in the region
- The need to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions from transport as detailed in the East Midlands Regional Plan
For more information on the EMDA Infrastructure report, click here
Gas Vehicle Hub
Cenex manage the UK’s Gas Vehicle Hub, the Gas Vehicle Hub supports the growth of the gas vehicle sector in the UK through providing information on the location of refuelling infrastructure and gas powered fleets, together with case studies and gas vehicles available in the UK.
The gas vehicle hub can be found here.
Camden Van Trial
To understand some of the issues affecting the replacement of natural gas by biomethane a trial was undertaken in the London Borough of Camden comparing street cleaning vehicles fuelled by natural gas and biomethane.
For more information on the results of the Camden Van Trial trial, click here