Posti adds 10 biogas powered HGVs to fleet

Finnish Posti and energy company Gasum have agreed to work together so the postal operator can run its growing natural gas and biogas fleet of heavy trucks.

Gasum is to install a network of liquefied biogas (LBG) pumps on its forecourt network as Posti has added 10 new LBG trucks to its fleet of HGVs. These are in addition to its six liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, that together make the postal operator’s fleet of gas powered trucks the biggest fleet in the Finnish logistics sector.

“Choosing renewable biogas as a fuel in long-haul transport has made Posti a pacesetter in logistics. Pilot tests have now progressed to extensive use of low emission fuel solutions that have been found to work. Use of biogas in transport is an effective way to combat climate change and can also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions during the lifecycle of the fuel by up to 90%. Along with biogas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is also on the solutions list when seeking to cut logistics emissions. A fleet running on liquefied gas makes it possible to flexibly switch from natural gas to biogas without needing to replace the fleet,” says Juha-Matti Koskinen, Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum.

The postal operator claims that the vehicles will reduce its carbon emissions by 1620 tonnes a year, the equivalent of driving a car 215 times around the globe.

“As a pioneer in the field, we play an important role in developing and implementing energy-efficient and sustainable transport solutions. For a long time, we have developed our operations to reduce the emissions from our freight transports. In addition to gas-powered vehicles and alternative fuels, our environmental measures include target-oriented route planning, a method that develops quickly thanks to new technologies and procedures. We reduce our environmental impact also by actively monitoring driving habits and updating our service level agreements,” says Antti Wikström, Vice President of Posti’s Freight Services.