LNG the way forward
Improving environmental performance for The Malcolm Group and their key customers was vital, so they made the decision to look for an alternative, greener fuel for their diesel vehicles. It was also important to find a fuel that was compatible with a variety of leading vehicles and could offer an impressive range per tank.
The Malcolm Group got in touch with BOC to find out more about their LNG offering. Government targets are in place for the transport industry to reduce carbon emissions by 15% by 2020, hauliers have been challenged to find cleaner, alternative fuels to diesel. Malcolm Logistics, a division of The Malcolm Group, one of the leading providers of intermodal services in the UK is driving environmental change by trialling the switch to LNG.
Andrew Malcolm, CEO, The Malcolm Group said:
“We are committed to operating our business in a sustainable, environmentally considerate and socially responsible manner. At The Malcolm Group we don’t consider ourselves pioneers but as advocates of change. We are prepared to lead by example finding cleaner, greener alternative fuels to diesel improving environmental performance for ourselves and our key customers.”
BOC worked with The Malcolm Group to install an LNG refuelling station at their Logistics Head Office Newhouse site. The mobile refueller is ideal for medium fleet sizes and offers reliable back-to-base LNG refuelling for their IVECO Stralis NP 460 vehicle.
BOC ensured the implementation was an easy and safe process and worked with The Malcolm Group to ensure the training process was a simple one.
BOC offers a smaller, mobile trial unit ideal for evaluating LNG for the first time. For larger fleets of 20+ vehicles BOC offers a bulk installation solution.
Using LNG reduces CO₂ emissions by up to 20% compared to using diesel. BOC is working with The Malcolm Group to go one step further with the introduction of a renewable biomethane fuel BioLNG. BioLNG is produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic waste and when used as a transport fuel can reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 95% compared to diesel.
In addition to its environmental credentials, LNG also offers up to three times the range of CNG, meaning The Malcolm Group can achieve increased distances with less refuelling.
Gavin Summers, Fleet Engineer, Malcolm Logistics said:
“Malcolm Logistics are looking forward to the future of alternative fuels. The Group are looking to drive down their carbon footprint by reducing CO₂ emissions through the introduction of natural gas vehicles to their large transport fleet.”
Stevie Devine, Driver Trainer for Malcolm Logistics said:
“My experience of the LNG trucks has been very good so far, it really isn’t as hard as we thought it was going to be”