Italy: LC3 presents pioneer INBLUE project with LNG-powered trucks
LC3 transports features a fleet of 156 vehicles, 26% of them LNG-powered, which will become 68% (over two-thirds of the total) by 2018, with the imminent introduction of 30 new Iveco trucks of the latest generation. In 2016 the company experienced a reduction of approximately 10% in terms of CO2 emissions, equivalent to almost 1 million kg of carbon dioxide, which will become 10 million over two years through the adoption of new biomethane vehicles, and at the same time, a decrease in exhalation of particulate matter (PM) from 31 million mg to approximately 103 millions in two years.
They are just few numbers of INBLUE program, the experience that LC3 transports is implementing. LC3 (acronym for Logicompany3) is the first Italian company, that thanks to the use of LNG vehicles and the adoption of a series of positive practices, it stands today as the first sustainable road freight transport company in Italy. The project was presented in November in Gubbio, at “The use of methane and biomethane in road freight transport” Conference, in the presence of authorities of Umbria Region.
Founder and President of LC3 Mario Ambrogi said: “From the beginning the company has paid great attention to environmental issues related to the activity of road haulage transport, a sector whose environmental impact is still very high today, considering that only in Italy the road haulage transport is recognized as the maximum responsible for what concerns pollution emissions.”
LC3’s goal is to own 190 trucks by 2018, 70% of them LNG powered. This will mean, thanks also to the use of biomethane, decrease the CO2 emission from more than 1 million kg of today to more than 10 million kg in 2018. Concerning the pollutants, the values of nitrogen oxides (NOx) are reduced of more than 720,000 g in 2016 to over 2 million grams in 2018, while the reduction of dispersion of particulate matters (PM) will go from almost 31 million in 2016 mg to about 103 mg million in 2018. The reduction in terms of noise pollution will go down to 5 dB(A) equal to a reduction of 4 times the human ear perception.