While SA continues to be rather slow when it comes to the uptake of alternative fuels, the rest of the world is making significant changes when it comes to transport fleets. The latest news to cross our desk comes from the UK where supermarket chain Waitrose has partnered with renewable biomethane supplier CNG Fuels to introduce Europe’s most advanced fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks with a range of up to 805km. They will use technology developed jointly with Scania and Agility Fuel Solutions, a CNG fuel systems and cylinders company in the US. It will help overcome concerns about the distance that CNG-powered lorries are able to cover before refuelling. It also makes it easier for fleet operators to switch to renewable biomethane CNG. Benefits Justin Laney, GM central transport for the John Lewis Partnership (which incorporates Waitrose), said: "With Europe’s most advanced CNG trucks, we will be able to make deliveries to our stores without having to refuel away...

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