Carrefour and ENGIE inaugurated a public natural gas vehicle station in the Paris region for the development of biomethane fuel (Bio-CNG) in the road haulage sector for goods, ENGIE announced on Tuesday.
"By late 2017, a fleet of 200 Carrefour trucks will be driving on biomethane fuel, resulting in a 75 percent reduction in CO2 emissions and no more fine particle pollution," the company said.
ENGIE is offering the green mobility solutions of its GNVERT subsidiary to assist Carrefour in reducing the environmental impact of its deliveries, it added.
By the end of 2017, the two companies aim at opening nine service stations allowing 200 trucks to deliver to 250 urban stores in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille. The station of La Courneuve is the first to be inaugurated.
"The choice of biomethane is part of Carrefour’s ambitious transport policy which aims by 2025 to achieve a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per pallet carried compared to 2010, " the statement said.
The company added that the trucks using this biofuel have shown excellent environmental performance with a 75 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, no fine particle pollution and a 50 percent reduction in noise pollution.
By Ebru Sengul