Lantmännen Agroetanol and Scania inaugurate the world's first ED95 truck for heavier transport
In Sweden, biofuels producer Lantmännen Agroetanol, a subsidiary of Lantmännen Group and global heavy duty vehicle (HDV) manufacturer Scania officially inaugurated the world's first truck model powered by the ethanol fuel, ED95. This type of truck is an important step in reducing freight transports fossil dependence and emissions, and will be of great importance to future climate work.
Held on November 29, 2018, Scania’s new ethanol-driven truck was officially inaugurated at Lantmännen Agroetanol’s facility in Norrköping, Sweden – where the sustainable ethanol is manufactured – together with customers and local politicians. The new truck is the first in Scania’s upcoming series production of 13-litre ED95 trucks and will be used for customer transport of fuel ethanol.
Truck transports are considered difficult to adapt to the environment, but this is not correct. Using sustainable biofuels like Lantmännen Agroetanol’s ED95 will help us achieve the Swedish climate targets for the transport sector, said Urban Wästljung, Senior Adviser Public Affairs and Sustainability at Scania.
ED95 is an ethanol-based fuel for diesel engines and is produced in Lantmännen Agroetanol’s biorefinery using cereal grain and residues from bakeries and the food industry, such as bread, dough and crumbs as feedstock. By using ED95, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be reduced by up to 90 percent compared with fossil diesel.
Now, our product ED95, one of the hottest options on the market for environment and economy, can seriously contribute to fossil-free freight transport. We expect a lot of interest from Swedish hauliers and transport buyers, said Jan Mauritzson, CEO of Lantmännen Agroetanol.
Scania has previously delivered 9-litre diesel engines but complements its product portfolio with a 13-litre engine for heavier transport. The heavy-duty truck fueled by ED95 will contribute to reducing fossil dependency and emissions from growing road freight transport.