Scania Gears Up for Environment-Friendly B10 Diesel to Help Thai Palm Oil Growers.
Long has Scania been the firm proponent for sustainable fuel through its renditions of trucks and buses. As Thai government’s new initiative promotes the use of B10 fuel for business and individuals, Scania proudly responds to that call by proclaiming all diesel product lines are fully compatible with B10 without any program change or engine modification. In turn, Scania asserts more biodiesel fuel usage, helps support palm oil growers and reduce carbon (CO2) emission to the environment.
Scania’s approach to sustainable transport rests on three pillars – energy efficiency, smart and safe transport, and alternative fuels and electrification. Scania also ensures smooth shift to B10 diesel. All Scania diesel product lines operate flawlessly on B10 requiring no program change, nor engine modification. So, business of all sectors and individuals can be certain that they are key to the initiative success, helping palm oil growers and, at the same time, reducing green-house gas.
On October 28, 2019, Department of Energy Business, Ministry of Energy organized a prime event entitled “Elevating the B10 Diesel,” to raise awareness of sustainable energy source. The ceremonial opening of the event commenced with Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong giving keynote, while the participants were representatives from oil trader and automotive, and Johan Clason, Sales and Marketing Director, Scania Siam Co., Ltd so graciously attending the event.
“Scania encourage all initiatives and development that has a positive effect on the environment. Shifting from B7 to B10 is a small step, but a positive step that indicate a direction that we support. Alternative fuels will play a big role in the future and needed to be able to meet the Paris agreement. An agreement that Thailand among several other countries has committed to. An even higher share of BioFuel, B20 and/or B100, would of course have a bigger impact on the carbon reduction, but might not be for everyone, so let’s see this as a first step. A step that needs to be followed by several others.
Furthermore, we at Scania would like to stress the need of higher emission levels and to get vehicles that don’t fulfill the current emission level out of the streets. Air quality and reduction of carbon footprint are two alarming topics that needs to be handled in parallel. The technology to achieve both is available, but direction and commitment still needs to come in place.” says Johan Clason, Sales & Marketing Director, Scania Siam Co., Ltd.