Scania is taking part in the COP21 climate conference in Paris. As one of the transport industry’s leading companies, Scania is pursuing the issue of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving this goal calls for modern technology and high ambitions.
Transportation accounts for some 14 percent of today’s global greenhouse gas emissions. This proportion is at risk of increasing as demand for transport increases in future. To keep the impact of global warming to under a two-degree rise in temperature, the global road transport industry needs to halve its output of fossil carbon, by 2030. Scania is working to address this challenge and is contributing knowledge and constructive solutions, explains the company’s Sustainability Manager, Andreas Follér.
“We’re actively working together with our customers to reduce the transport industry’s climate impacts and output of CO2,” he says. “Our strategy has three parts: energy efficiency, alternative fuels and electrification, as well as smart transport.”
Unique technology for ethanol and biogas
Scania is undertaking intensive research and development in areas such as alternative fuels. All of Scania’s diesel engines are today certified for biodiesel, and the company now has technology to reduce heavy vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent through the use of bioethanol.
“Intensive development work has allowed Scania to remove – or nearly completely remove – any differences in engine efficiency and performance between our alternative-fuel vehicles and those with diesel engines,” says Follér. “And our unique technology for ethanol and biogas allows us handle all commercially available biofuels.”