Leeds biomethane RCV trial report

Trial of biomethane-powered refuse collectionvehicles 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.