Bolloré Logistics USA launches its first renewable natural gas (RNG) truck

Bolloré Transport & Logistics and supply chain services company Czarnikow are collaborating to support Bolloré’s sustainable development in East Africa through the VIVE Sustainable Supply Programme.

Bolloré Logistics USA launched its first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) truck at its Coppell, Texas, facility in July 2022 to strengthen its “sustainable logistics” initiative. Two more RNG trucks were received in August, and the fourth is expected in early 2023. The three trucks received in 2022 will cover approximately 500,000 miles per year across Texas, saving 10 tons of CO2 per year compared to diesel trucks.

The company partnered with Jetco, a Gulf Coast-based company owned by The GTI Group and a U.S. EPA SmartWay member.

According to various studies, a CNG truck reduces “Well-to-Wheel” (WTW) greenhouse gas emissions from 5% to 16%; however, Bolloré Logistics ensures that the fuelling will come from RNG sources.

RNG is made from organic waste, mainly from livestock manure and landfills. The methane released by these two activities is captured, cleaned and transformed into fuel. Because it keeps methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times stronger than CO2, from going into the atmosphere, the use of this fuel drastically reduces carbon emissions. In addition, gas presents way lower NOx and Particulate Matter emissions than the diesel truck used today, thus contributing to reduced urban air pollution.

“As the need for sustainability continues to grow, having low carbon impact transportation plans becomes more critical for road freight. This is why Bolloré Logistics decided to actively take part in this transition to these new green technologies putting the environment first. We are very excited about our partnership with Jetco that will enable us to add four RNG trucks to our service offering,” said Darian Smith, Hub Manager for the Coppell facility.

Through its CSR Program “Powering Sustainable Logistics”, Bolloré Logistics aims to provide sustainable supply chain solutions for its customers and is committed to cutting its scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.

Source: Bolloré Logistics