Scania powers airport support and service vehicles with biofuels

Transport solutions provider Scania has rolled out a selection of vehicles, engines and solutions for ramps and runways that are fuelled with biofuels, or are hybrid.

Airport operators are now able to choose solutions based on alternative fuels and hybrids from Scania’s modular range to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Catering trucks and crash tenders may have low annual mileage but can still through alternative fuels significantly contribution to making airports more sustainable,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, senior vice-president, head of Scania Trucks. “Every contribution are important and we see a rapidly growing awareness in this area from our customers.”

Scania’s latest industrial engines also meet the recent Stage V requirements, while providing excellent fuel efficiency. The latest addition, DC16 315 produces 710 hp and meets both Euro 6 and Stage V emission levels.

As airports rely on a range of different service and support vehicles, Scania’s bioethanol, biogas, biodiesel or hybrid solutions will make a big difference, despite the fact that each vehicle may have relatively low annual mileage or operating hours.

“Closed area operations such as major airports are in fact ideal for electrification via our hybrids,” contined Vlaskamp. “Catering trucks, for instance, travel back and forth but with limited distances and can find time to charge between assignments. And if they run out of electric power, they can always rely on HVO for their internal combustion engine and still operate with a CO2 reduction of up to 90%.

“I believe that Scania’s line-up is unique. With Scania’s commitment to low carbon operations, engaging in a partnership with us means access to an almost endless palette of sustainable solutions.”

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