Cenex in the News

The latest news and developments from within Cenex.

  • Electric drive vehicle characteristics study


    This paper presents analysis of an electric vehicle deployment focusing on the smart ed, including laboratory and in use road and user perception analysis. The study found consistent range performance across laboratory drive cycles, but differing real world performance, where range and duty alter significantly.

  • Efficiency of electric vehicle rapid charging systems


    This paper describes the results of an efficiency study on the performance of a rapid charge unit which has recently been installed at the MetroCentre retail complex in Gateshead. This is the first publically available device of its type in the UK. The study focuses on the efficiency and power draw of the charging process at different starting States of Charge (SoC) and compares the performance of the rapid charger with that of conventional slow charging using a Mitsubishi i_MiEV.

  • Driving style and duty variation study


  • Regional AD facility feasibility study


    Feasibility Study for a Large Scale Regional Anaerobic Digestion Facility. This report details a study for the implementation of a large scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in the East Midlands. The study 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.

  • Leeds biomethane RCV trial report


    Trial of biomethane-powered refuse collection vehicles in Leeds. This report details the operation and results of a trial of two biomethane powered refuse collection vehicles in Leeds between May 2009 and July 2010. The vehicles trialled were a Mercedes-Benz Econic LLG vehicle with a spark ignition engine running on biomethane alone, and a Dennis-Eagle Elite modified by Hardstaff to run on a mixture of diesel and biomethane, commonly known as dual-fuel. This report provides a well-to-wheel analysis of the greenhouse gas savings achieved by the vehicles as well as an analysis of the drivers and barriers to their extended uptake.

  • Greenwich waste and fleet analysis


    The Cenex Biomethane Calculator 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.

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises trial report


    Driven by a desire to produce a step change reduction in fleet CO2 emissions Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) evaluated and compared the emissions, fuel consumption, economics, reliability and operability of a 26 tonne Iveco Stralis gas vehicle operating on biomethane with that of a diesel Stralis vehicle. The vehicles’ performance was evaluated as part of a collaborative assessment project involving Cenex - the UK’s Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies acting as an independent monitoring body, Iveco – the vehicle provider, GasRec – the fuel supplier and CCE – the vehicle operator, where the economic, technical and programme support resources of each partner were pooled.

  • Biomethane toolkit


    The biomethane toolkit has been designed to give local authorities and others information about what is needed to produce and use biomethane as a vehicle fuel. It contains 10 Topic Sheets on the various aspects of biomethane production and use, a calculation tool to allow you to assess the potential viability of biomethane in your situation and a directory of suppliers. The toolkit will allow users to understand biomethane as a vehicle fuel and scope out the potential viability for use in their specific circumstances.

  • Fleet carbon reduction guidance


    Cenex’s Fleet carbon reduction tool allows accurate estimation of the carbon reduction performance of different transport fuels and technology options in real-world fleet applications, thereby avoiding the need for costly and time consuming vehicle trials. This study demonstrates the application of the tool to a typical return to base fleet operation of light goods vehicles in London.

  • Cenex hosts successful Low Carbon Truck Trial & Workshop Event

    Cenex successfully organised and managed a workshop and review event at the Heritage Motor Centre (Gaydon) on 30th January 2014. The event, funded by the Technology Strategy Board, provided the opportunity for the wider sector to engage with the low carbon truck trial and learn more about the issues around implementing gas and biomethane fuelled […]