Berkshire news Waitrose filling station will mean cleaner, greener fleet MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Company says about 120 of its HGVs will be powered by gas from food waste and waste materials

Berkshire news Waitrose filling station will mean cleaner, greener fleet MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Company says about 120 of its HGVs will be powered by gas from food waste and waste materials

Berkshire news  Waitrose filling station will mean cleaner, greener fleet MetiNews.Com
30 June 2020 - 17:32

Breaking News ! Waitrose has announced plans to build an eco-friendly filling station at its Bracknell headquarters, in a drive to make more of its fleet low carbon. The John Lewis Partnership is building a biomethane gas filling station to power its heavy goods vehicles on a low-carbon alternative to diesel. About 120 Waitrose trucks will be fuelled by biomethane gas, made from food waste and waste materials, which will help reduce carbon emissions and quieter vehicles on Berkshire's roads. The station will open in December at the employee-owned business's head office in Bracknell. It is part of moves to switch the John Lewis Partnership fleet of 600 heavy goods vehicles to low-carbon biomethane by 2028. Justin Laney, partner and general manager of central transport at the John Lewis Partnership, said: "The evidence of climate change is all around us, so it's important we act now using available technology rather than wait for unproven solutions to appear.

. Read More Related Articles Waitrose online delivery demand leads to third online centre opening - and more appointment slots Read More Related Articles The areas of Berkshire that could be put into lockdown again It has replaced 85 of its heavy diesel vehicles with biomethane trucks since 2015 and a further 143 will be bought and in operation by the end of the year, in what it says is the biggest order of these trucks in the UK. Using biomethane instead of diesel for the 120 trucks using the Bracknell filling station will cut carbon emissions by around 80 per cent, with each lorry saving 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the business said. The gas-powered lorries will also be quieter than the diesel versions, reducing noise pollution for urban deliveries, the partnership said. It is part of efforts by the John Lewis Partnership to meet goals to be net-zero carbon across its entire operations by 2050 at the latest. Mr Laney added: "We are working hard towards our new aim of removing all fossil fuel from our transport fleet by 2030, which will reduce our carbon emissions by over half a million tonnes and gets us well on the way to our ultimate target of operating a net-zero carbon emission fleet."

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Berkshire news Waitrose filling station will mean cleaner, greener fleet MetiNews.Com


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