Walkers Transport adds three Volvo FH 500

Melton Mowbray-based Clean Air Power has signed a three-year contract extension with Volvo Truck Corporation to supply gas parts for the Volvo FM Methane Diesel truck. The Leicestershire company has supplied the injector technology since 2010 that enables the dual fuelling of the truck which reduces CO2 emissions on longer distances by up to 20% when compared with a conventional engine. The technology will continue to be provided for trucks operating in the UK, mainland Europe and across the world with the duel fuel approach using around 25% less diesel in a 13-litre, 460hp truck.

Dan Skelton, MD of Clean Air Power, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Volvo. We have successfully supplied gas injection and dual fuel technology systems to them for the past decade, as part of the ongoing transition to alternative fuels. It’s unusual for a supplier to get this opportunity for such a long period of time and we look forward to further supporting Volvo’s sustainability drive.”

“As the industry now turns its attention to zero emission technology, we are eager to build on our success in gas injection and demonstrate our hydrogen injection systems, and more generally, how hydrogen combustion can play a role in the delivery of a net-carbon zero future,” Skelton added.