After a six month successful trial, five of Waitrose’s home delivery vans – Mercedes Sprinters will be powered with liquid biomethane (LBM), a methane-based renewable fuel produced from landfill gas. It is created by extracting naturally occurring methane from organic waste in landfill sites and converting it to a high quality, clean fuel.
These eco-friendly transport vans, which run at a 62 per cent lower CO2 emissions compared with diesel, will deliver food to homes in Central London.
Ray Collington, Fleet Engineer at Waitrose, said: “The John Lewis Partnership is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and to using, where possible, locally sourced materials. Gasrec’s Liquid Biomethane gives us a high-performance vehicle, using local sustainable fuel that will reduce our CO² emissions. It is a real viable alternative to diesel for us.”