Mining truck trial
NEW Hope Group’s New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck which uses natural gas as its dominant fuel. New Acland general manager David Vink said the trial, developed by Mine Energy Solutions, was focused on finding a viable alternative fuel to reduce costs and truck emissions at the mine. “New Acland has a long track record as an industry leader in mining innovation,” Mr Vink said. A natural gas re-fuelling station has been installed at New Acland Mine to support the 18-month trial.