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Tarmac trial HGV fuel innovation

Hopkins tipper

Company trialling advanced fuel conditioner in bid to drive fuel consumption and emissions savings

TARMAC have begun a trial of a ground-breaking fuel conditioner as part of their ongoing corporate commitment reducing emissions across the company’s nationwide fleet of heavy goods vehicles.

Working with fuel technology specialist partner SulNOx Group plc, the business is using an innovative fuel additive on selected vehicles over a three-month period while carefully monitoring fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data to identify savings.

SulNOxEco Fuel Conditioner is a unique, advanced fuel additive made from natural, biodegradable ingredients that has been shown to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the production of harmful emissions, including CO2 and fine particulate matter.

The technology is being evaluated across 18 of Tarmac’s vehicles, including truckmixers, tipper trucks, and articulated lorries, at two of the company’s Hopkins concrete plants, with an expectation that it may improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon by up to 10%.

John Anderson, national logistics director at Tarmac, said: ‘As a leading sustainable business and operator of one of the largest HGV fleets in the industry, it’s critical that we continue to explore, pursue, and identify ways of reducing emissions and boosting fuel efficiency.

‘By working with SulNOx on this trial, we are keen to understand the extent of the performance and benefits that this innovation will deliver and demonstrate how it can help to support our clients and partners who share our net-zero ambitions.’

Ben Richardson, chief executive of SulNOx Group, said: ‘We are very pleased to be partnering with Tarmac and helping them to deliver against their sustainability pillars of purpose, people, planet, and solutions.

‘By using SulNOx in the Tarmac fleet, we will be contributing to decarbonizing construction, greening up the supply chain, improving air quality for employees and communities, reducing emissions, and benefitting the circular economy.’

Tarmac are working closely with Michelin Connected Fleet to monitor the impact of their new fuel efficiency and sustainability additive trial.

Gilson Santiago, Michelin Connected Fleet chief executive officer, said: ‘The services and solutions we supply to Tarmac allow for real-time fuel monitoring and detailed performance analysis through our connected vehicle technologies. This allows us to collect and interpret the right data to assist Tarmac in making informed decisions on future fleet strategy.’

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