Arla Farmers Join Biogas Initiative To Power Milk Trucks
Arla's dairy farmers in Sweden have participated in an initiative to convert cow manure into biogas, which in turn will be used to fuel the company's dairy trucks and city buses.
Around 81 farmers are delivering cow manure from their farms to biogas plants, the company said.
'A Huge Opportunity'
Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, vice-president of corporate responsibility in Arla, said, "The biogas initiative in Sweden demonstrates the potential of our farmer-owners in Arla’s transition to becoming carbon net zero in 2050.
"We have a huge opportunity to develop the market for biogas, as the cow manure from the Arla farmers in Sweden alone corresponds to 54 million litres of diesel."
The biogas initiative is one of several fossil-free fuel trials for transport running across the farmer-owned cooperative in Sweden, Arla said.
Over the next two years, the dairy giant will also test poop-powered vehicles and battery-powered electric trucks in Arla’s core markets.
"Technologies are developing fast and so is the political landscape, which is why we follow developments and test emerging technologies before investing in full-scale rollouts," Eriknauer explained.
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