Brakes reduces emissions in London in initiative with Shell

Brakes is co-operating in an initiative to reduce emissions in London in conjunction with Shell.

It is the first major business in the capital to adopt the oil supplier’s Gas to Liquids (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy, said to be a cleaner-burning alternative to diesel for use in heavy-duty vehicles. It is claimed to result in a 10-20% reduction in nitrous oxide and 20-40% in particulates compared to diesel.

Following a successful trial, all 80 vehicles at Brakes’ Park Royal site in north-west London site have made the switch. No major transport modifications were necessary.

Steve Webster, the wholesaler’s head of indirect goods & services procurement, said: “As well as being a company that delivers food across London, like millions of other people, we live and work in London, so recognise first-hand the need to help address the issue of traffic pollution.

“We believe this transition from diesel to GTL Fuel is the right and responsible thing to do to contribute to improved air quality in London.”

After the early stages of using the Shell fuel at the Park Royal depot are monitored, Brakes will decide if and where the scheme will be extended.

Tel: Brakes Group (01233) 206000

Published Date: November 28, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News