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Feb 21, 2017

FOOD-FUELED TRUCKS * Australia

* NSW - Grocer first to use food-fuelled trucks

--- A British supermarket has become the first retailer in Europe to use a new type of tank that keeps trucks motoring on fuel made from food waste for 500 miles (800 kilometres), almost twice the current average... The longer driving range - capacity had held back earlier green fuel options - could entice more business to turn to low-emission lorries and thereby help fight global warming... Gas provider CNG Fuels said the upmarket grocery chain had added 10 trucks to its fleet, all powered by renewable biomethane gas, which emits 70 per cent less carbon dioxide than diesel... Developed by Scania and US Agility Fuel Solutions, the system is already used by about 50,000 trucks in the United States. Fjeld said a handful of European companies had already requested quotes from his company... An estimated 88 million tonnes of food is wasted in EU countries every year, costing about 143 billion euros ($A199.6 billion), which activists say could feed the 55 million people living in food poverty in Europe more than nine times over... 
(Photo: Scania R 580 64 truck) -- Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Reuters/News.com.au, by Umberto Bacchi - FEB 21, 2017

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