Aldi turns to biomethane trucks

It claims the move will produce 90% less emissions than its previous diesel trucks

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Supermarket chain Aldi has adopted biomethane-powered HGVs in the UK to cut its carbon footprint.

These ‘renewable’ trucks will be provided by CNG Fuels, which is set to send 30 vehicles to Aldi by the end of this year.

The biomethane is sourced from food waste and manure, Aldi has stated, revealing it represents a 90% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

CNG Fuels has opened its 10th biomethane refuelling station in the UK, claiming that demands for the ‘low carbon’ fuel are continuing to rise at 100% each year.

CNG claims that HGVs contribute to 4.2% of the UK’s overall emissions – and the UK government announced plans last year to remove all fossil fuel-powered HGVs from the road by 2040.

Liz Fox, Aldi Corporate Responsibility Director, said: “[This is] another step forward in our plans to cut emissions from our UK fleets.”

CNG Fuels CEO Philip Fjeld added: “Our fast-growing network of refuelling infrastructure has made biomethane more accessible than ever before and fleets – ranging from local hauliers through to major household brands – are dramatically cutting emissions every day.”