Liqvis, L.I.T. and IVECO successfully complete bio-LNG truck project
Liqvis GmbH and L.I.T. Cargo GmbH came to an agreement to use sustainably produced bio-LNG as part of a short-term flagship project. As part of this initiative, the Liqvis facility in Hamm, Germany, supplied bio-LNG to the site of its long-standing customer and partner L.I.T. which operated 16 IVECO S-Way NP trucks powered exclusively by the sustainable fuel, demonstrating that transport operations using heavy duty trucks can be almost climate neutral.
Ulm-based IVECO Magirus AG also collaborated on the project, using a telematics system to record performance data such as fuel consumption, power, driving style analysis and other measurement data for the trucks. Like all IVECO NP vehicles, these eco-friendly trucks are bio-LNG ready. Thus, the Euro VI Cursor 9 and Cursor 13 engines used in the S-Way NPs can be operated entirely using the bio-LNG certified in this project. No technical modifications are required, and the warranty conditions and maintenance intervals remain the same as for the use of fossil-fuel-based LNG.
The project started in May 2021 and was successfully completed at the end of June 2021. During this time, the L.I.T Cargo LNG trucks were exclusively supplied with 100% bio-LNG from the Liqvis mobile LNG filling station at the NVG Nutzfahrzeugvertriebs GmbH site in Hamm. The fuel supplied by GasCom Equipment GmbH is produced using food waste and is certified in accordance with ISCC EU (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) standards. The total emission factor of 4.4 kg of CO2eq/GJ (including transport), results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of around 96% compared to conventional diesel fuel. As a result, CO2 emissions were reduced by a total of around 80 tons during the project.
“This flagship project in collaboration with L.I.T. is an important milestone on our way to demonstrating the advantages and reliability of bio-LNG in heavy duty trucks. LNG trucks have been travelling on European roads using conventional natural gas for several years now, which has significantly reduced emissions. By using sustainably produced bio-LNG, even today transport operations using heavy duty trucks can be almost climate neutral,” said Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Managing Director of Liqvis GmbH.
“By introducing the first LNG trucks to our fleet, we have taken another step toward climate-neutral transport operations. Replacing fossil-based LNG with bio-LNG means we can already provide transport operations that are almost CO2 neutral — so we are making an active contribution to protecting the climate. To me, the advantage of bio-LNG is that it is made of residual and waste materials and can be used directly without any restrictions and without any further conversion of the vehicle,” commented Claas Bunjes, Head of Mobility & Digital Solutions L.I.T. Cargo.