Calor showcases alternative fuel offering at 2018 Freight in the City Expo

Calor to showcase alternative fuel offering at 2018 Freight in the City Expo

Calor will be exhibiting at this year’s Freight in the City Expo, promoting its alternative fuel offering for freight operators looking to meet the ambitions of the government’s recently launched Road to Zero strategy.  
 
Taking place on 6 November at Alexandra Palace in London, Calor will be available on stand S01 and is the official seminar sponsor for the 2018 Expo. The organisation will be showcasing how its fuel solutions – including BioLPG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – offer a low-carbon and cleaner option for hauliers operating in clean air and low emission zones.
 
Offering economical and efficient alternatives to conventional fuels, Calor BioLPG and LNG provide affordable yet sustainable solutions to hauliers, without impacting on vehicles’ performance.
 
Calor is the first fuel provider in the UK to offer BioLPG to the freight industry, helping the sector to meet its targets for environmental performance, reliability and efficiency. A renewable solution created from ethically sourced feedstocks, BioLPG is chemically identical to LPG. The new fuel is, therefore, a drop-in solution for hauliers already powering their vehicles with LPG through dual fuel technology, with no requirement to alter any equipment or supply infrastructure.
 
Achieved through a simple conversion, dual fuel technology enables an engine’s combustion chambers to burn both LPG and diesel. BioLPG offers CO2 savings of between 50 and 80 per cent when compared with conventional LPG, based on a 100 per cent BioLPG substitution .
 
Clean and economical, many manufacturers, including Volvo Trucks, Iveco and Scania, are now choosing to fuel their vehicles with LNG. For example, Volvo’s new gas-powered truck features a 460hp engine and is capable of delivering 20 per cent less CO2 than a regular Volvo FM truck. The LNG-fuelled vehicle will be on stand V17 at the 2018 Expo, opposite Calor’s stand.
 
A colourless, odourless liquid fuel, LNG is created by cooling natural gas to a temperature of around -162°C. When cooled to this temperature, the gas liquefies and reduces in volume too. This quality ensures LNG is easy to store, and makes it ideally suited to fuel regional and long-haul HGVs.
 
LNG is also ideally suited to urban deliveries. A vehicle running on LNG is far quieter than one that burns diesel in the combustion engine, which means they can operate in inner-city areas where strict noise restrictions may apply.
 
Committed to supporting the growth of LNG with the infrastructure and support needed, Calor operates the UK’s largest national network of LNG refuelling stations, with stations in Lockerbie, Castleford in West Yorkshire, Lymm in Warrington, Grantham, Wolverhampton and Bristol.
 
Mark Gilks, Transport Specialist at Calor, said: “Our alternative gas solutions emit substantially less CO2 emissions than conventional fuels such as diesel, while also producing significantly less harmful particulates, such as NOx and SOx. 
 
“However, it’s not just the fuels’ green credentials that is driving growth in the freight market. Competitively-priced and efficient, the ease of switching from diesel to gas is making BioLPG and LNG an attractive proposition to UK hauliers. With the right infrastructure in place to support its uptake too, our message at Freight in the City 2018 is a simple one: for the freight market, gas is here for the long haul.
 
“We look forward to welcoming attendees to our stand, so we can learn more about their business and demonstrate how our alternative fuel solutions can cut costs and improve efficiencies.”
 
For more information on Calor’s alternative fuel solutions for the freight market, please visit www.calor.co.uk/business or call 0800 121 7827.