NGV/bioNGV, a concrete alternative to petroleum fuels
By 2017 Carrefour will have a fleet of 200 biomethane-powered lorries in circulation to supply 250 urban stores in 5 cities: Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux. This delivery mode reduces CO2 emissions by 90%. It completely eliminates fine particle emissions and reduces noise levels two-fold compared to a conventional lorry.
Moreover it fits into a virtuous circle, since the biomethane is produced partly from Carrefour stores' organic waste. Through this cleaner transport mode Carrefour thereby combines an innovative waste recovery solution with a new anti-wastage lever.
The first French retailer to develop a fleet of biomethane delivery vehicles, Carrefour builds on a successful two-year experiment carried out in the cities of Lille and Paris. This innovation will reduce shipping CO2 impacts by more than 20,000 tonnes in 2017.