Arla teams with Scania to introduce rapeseed-based biodiesel transportation fleet

October 15, 2018 |

In Sweden, Arla, which is a farmer-owned cooperative involving 11,000 farms in seven European countries, recently took a step further towards a fossil-free future with Scania’s symbolic handover of vehicle keys to signify a deal to provide 48 vehicles powered by rapeseed methyl-ester (RME), a form of biofuel that emits around two-thirds less carbon dioxide than diesel.

The fossil-free fleet of Scania trucks will be supplied to Arla’s Swedish distribution units in Järfälla, Linköping, Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örebro, Ronneby and Visby in 2019 and 2020. Arla already runs vehicles on RME, hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and Swedish-produced ethanol. Scania and Arla, have also worked with Lantmännen and ethanol producer SEKAB on a comprehensive concept, called Etha, to facilitate Swedish industry’s switch to fossil-free transport.

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