Efficient logistical chains in agriculture ensures access to market and affordable food.
Bioethanol is the world’s most abundant non-fossil fuel. We see a growing interest in ethanol in several parts of the world. Countries such as India and South Africa are now exploring ways to use agricultural and forestry waste for fuel. Soundly domestically produced ethanol has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent.
In France Scania has been collaborating with the transport provider transport operator Citram Aquitaine to test vehicles that can run on ethanol produced from residue from the wine making process which is big in France.
Through the initiative Etha, Scania cooperated with ethanol supplier Lantmännen Agroetanol to provide dairy company Arla with a climate-smart distribution system that reduces CO2 emissions by about 11.5 tonnes per truck per year. It has done this using the fuel Agro Cleanpower 95, consisting of up to 95 percent bioethanol, which is produced exclusively from raw materials obtained from Swedish agriculture. Only the starch is used for fuel, with the proteins and fibres being used in the production of animal fodder, thus remaining part of the food chain. As there is an overproduction of cereals in Europe and large tracts of land lie fallow, there’s no impact on food production.