Biogas HGVs actually remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

At the Low Carbon Vehicle event in Millbrook, Waitrose and partners were showcasing their new HGV fleet, that not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but removes them from the atmosphere.

 The HGV was exhibited alongside other large low carbon vehicles, such as transit vans and buses.

The HGV was exhibited alongside other large low carbon vehicles, such as transit vans and buses.

The vehicles run on biogas, specifically methane, that is collected from animal agriculture facilities in the UK. The methane produced from cow manure would otherwise contribute to global warming; instead, it is being collected, compacted into cylinders, and used to fuel Waitrose’s delivery fleet.

This process reduces emissions by 150%, setting an industry standard for limiting environmental impact. On top of that, the HGV’s refrigeration unit can be powered by the same biogas, making it even more efficient.

Domestic uptake of electric vehicles is massively beneficial in reducing carbon emissions. However, with big businesses like Waitrose and partners committing to Zero Carbon on an industrial scale, emission reduction is soon to become essential for any industry.

Peter Brock