Na zásobovanie predajní v Bratislave spoločnosť Kaufland využíva prvý kamión s pohonom na LNG. Týmto krokom reťazec odštartuje ďalší zo svojich projektov zodpovedných k životnému prostrediu – projekt ekologistiky.

Kaufland is launching a new project to supply its stores more ecologically

To supply the stores, it uses a truck with an ecological LNG drive, which leaves a smaller carbon footprint.

To supply the stores, it uses a truck with an ecological LNG drive, which leaves a smaller carbon footprint.

The vehicle fleet of Kaufland’s Ilava logistics center has strengthened the first truck powered by liquid natural gas. Thanks to this ecological drive, the truck leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint. “The range of this type of vehicle for one refueling available at the time is up to 1300 km. At the same time, its power and performance are not reduced, as is the case with vehicles using CNG, i.e. compressed natural gas,” explained Dalibor Janega, manager of the supply company Dalitrans, which cooperates with Kaufland on this project.

Operating one vehicle will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20% and improve fuel efficiency. When using bio liquefied natural gas (BIO LNG), this can be reduced to zero. Economy and alternative fuels are key factors in our strategy towards sustainable transport of goods,” said Lucia Langová, spokeswoman for Kaufland.

The aim of the chain is to gradually expand the fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles. “The everyday quality and freshness of our product range is a key commitment to our customers. Even when fulfilling it, however, we take the environment into account and strive to find responsible solutions, such as reducing the carbon footprint of food transport,” continued Lucia Langová.

As the LNG refueling station for this type of vehicle is currently only located in Bratislava, it is not possible for Kaufland to put it into immediate operation throughout Slovakia. However, it is expected that three more stations will be built in Slovakia within the next year. These will enable the construction of a nationwide, efficient and ecological logistics network.

As the LNG refueling station for this type of vehicle is currently only located in Bratislava, it is not possible for Kaufland to put it into immediate operation throughout Slovakia. However, it is expected that three more stations will be built in Slovakia within the next year. These will enable the construction of a nationwide, efficient and ecological logistics network.

Supporting sustainability is an important part of Kaufland’s philosophy. Already in 2013, the chain built the first store that does without a classic heating boiler or central heating, thus saving natural resources. The recuperation system, i.e. heating exclusively with waste heat from cooling equipment, is currently used by 19 Kaufland stores. “The annual savings in CO2 emissions in our stores already correspond to the annual CO2 production of approximately 315 family houses for a family of four. We are happy that the new ecology project will also contribute to reducing our impact on the environment,” continued Lucia Langová.

The use of LED lighting in stores, parking lots and side areas also brings energy savings. At selected stores there is also an electric charger for cars or electric bicycles. The first Kaufland store in Slovakia with a roof covered with plants, which the chain opened in Ľubotice near Prešov at the beginning of this year, is unique.

Source of the article at Strategie.hnonline.sk

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