BWG Foods, which owns and operates retail brands Spar, Londis, Mace and XL, is spending €2 million to add 10 vehicles to its fleet of biogas-powered vans, some of which will be fueled with the chain’s own waste.
The 10 new biomethane-powered trucks will be used from the group’s Dublin warehouse center for national distribution, replacing diesel-powered trucks. They cost more than 180,000 euros each.
Some of the biogas, produced by the natural decomposition of food and waste water, comes from waste from the chain’s distribution operations, which is sent to Generation Green’s biogas production facility at Nurney in Kildare.
BWG said the “circular solution” of trucks partially fueled with the group’s waste is unique in Ireland.
Simon Marriott, BWG Foods Chief Operations Officer, said: “We have a clear mission to significantly reduce the carbon intensity of BWG’s distribution operations, which is one of the largest in the country with over 25 million outbound cases per year. We see biogas as a key solution to reducing transport-related emissions associated with electric vehicles as technology evolves for larger vehicles, and we are committed to investing significantly in further expanding our green distribution fleet in the coming years. ”
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/bwg-invests-in-fleet-part-powered-by-shops-own-spoiled-food-42186674.html BWG invests in a fleet partially fueled by spoiled food from the stores