Iveco has unveiled a Stralis Hi-Road (AT440S33T/P (LNG/C)) powered by liquid biofuel – or Bio-LNG. The variant was launched at the inauguration of the BioGNVAL industrial pilot site at the Valenton plant in Val-de-Marne, France, and was fuelled for the event with gas produced by the facility’s wastewater treatment process.
The ceremony, which was also attended by SIAAP (the interdepartmental syndicate for sanitation of Greater Paris) and French utilities company Suez, was the culmination of a project launched in February 2013 to convert biogas produced by the plant’s wastewater treatment process into Bio-LNG.
The renewable fuel, which is easy to store and ship, is used to transport goods and passengers, among other applications, and the Valenton site’s production of the fuel is a first for France.
A partner in the project from the outset, Iveco demonstrated the potential for an immediate energy transition in the haulage industry with its quiet, clean and completely carbon emission-free Bio-LNG Stralis Hi-Road.
Running on the clean fuel, which emits no particulate matter, this variant of the Stralis reduces CO2emissions by 90 per cent, and noise emissions by 50 per cent (PIEK certification) compared to a traditional diesel vehicle.
Thierry Kilidjean, Iveco France Business Director, says: “Gas engines are a major development, and we aim to promote them as the only alternative to diesel for heavy trucks.”
Among the delegation at the inauguration was Chantal Jouanno, Vice-President of the Ile-de-France Region, who witnessed the full range of benefits offered by the Bio-LNG-powered Stralis for herself, and confirmed Iveco’s commitment to sustainable transport.
An Iveco Bus Urbanway provided a shuttle service during the event. This vehicle, which is equipped with a gas-powered engine produced in France (Bourbon-Lancy), was manufactured at the Annonay plant (Ardèche) and bears the OFG (Origine France Garantie) label.
Iveco has once again shown its pioneering credentials in sustainable transport. The European leader in natural gas-powered vehicles offers the widest range of trucks, vans and buses powered by compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas, as well as hybrid buses and electric traction vehicles. To date, more than Iveco 8,500 vans and trucks and 5,500 Iveco Bus vehicles on the roads run on alternative fuels.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the Iveco Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
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