More sustainable transport for Avebe15 Sep 2015
During this harvest Avebe and its transporters will be continuing to work on the sustainability of the loading and transportation of starch potatoes.
Since the introduction of the Euro 6 engine – an engine that reduces the NOx (nitrogen) emission by 97 percent – in 2013, the first new trucks with this type of motor have gradually been taken into use for transporting potatoes.
More trucks with the Euro 6 engine were delivered to the transport companies at the beginning of the 2015 campaign. Fifty percent of the lorry fleet for potato transport now consists of trucks with Euro 6 engines. The other trucks are at least Euro 5 or EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle). Avebe and its transporters have thus taken further steps towards meeting their environmental objectives.
Sustainability is high up on Avebe’s agenda. One of the objectives is to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent in 2018. The transportation of potatoes plays an important role here.