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First new Scania ED95 powered truck hits the road

In Sweden, the very first Scania truck fitted with Scania's new 13-litre bioethanol engine has taken to the road. Appropriately enough, the inaugural truck belongs to Lantmännen Agroetanol, which operates the largest ethanol plant in the Nordic countries.

In Sweden, the very first Scania truck fitted with the new 13-litre bioethanol engine has taken to the road. Appropriately enough, the inaugural truck belongs to Lantmännen Agroetanol and is used to deliver fuel ethanol (photo courtesy Scania).

Furthermore, it is fitting that the very first truck to be equipped with Scania’s new 13-litre bioethanol engine is being used to deliver fuel ethanol. The 410 hp truck is operated by the haulage company Josef Lindberg i Sandarne for deliveries from Lantmännen in Gävle to customers in mid-Sweden.

I’ve only made a few trips with the truck and it seems to perform as expected. The only noticeable difference is that you don’t get that characteristic diesel smell. The 410 hp engine feels strong but I’m spoiled, having driven a Scania V8, and this one is understandably weaker in comparison. However, I’m also very enthusiastic about the new Scania generation, said driver Mikael Söderqvist.

ED95 reduces carbon emissions by up to 90 percent

By using the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) grade fuel ED95, bioethanol blended with an ignition improver, carbon emissions are reduced by up to 90 percent. There are also significantly lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions.

The new bioethanol engine delivers 2,150 Nm, equal to that of its diesel sibling, and the fuel consumption is also on a par with a conventional diesel engine. The new engine uses compression ignition similar to conventional diesel engines, which limits the need for hardware modifications.

The most significant changes made to the engine are related to the fuel injection system and the cylinders that have been modified for increased compression. It uses the same SCR after treatment as Scania applies to nearly all of its Euro 6 engines.

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