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Re­cent re­search con­ducted by Sca­nia re­veals that car­bon diox­ide (CO2) emis­sions can be re­duced by over 20% by op­ti­mis­ing trans­port sys­tems. Ac­cord­ing to the re­search, ti­tled

‘The Path­ways Study’, achiev­ing a fos­sil­free com­mer­cial trans­port sys­tem in the time­frame of the Paris Agree­ment tar­get by 2050 is not only en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able but fi­nan­cially at­trac­tive from a so­ci­etal prospec­tive. The Path­ways Study analy­ses the pos­si­bil­i­ties of achiev­ing fos­sil-free com­mer­cial trans­port by 2050, in­clud­ing ex­am­in­ing the fi­nanc­ing and in­fra­struc­ture re­quired in or­der to meet sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion sys­tem goals.

Ex­plor­ing al­ter­na­tives such as bio­fu­els, which of­fer the high­est CO2 emis­sions re­duc­tions, as well as elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, hy­dro­gen fuel cells and e-high­ways, will pave the way to a fos­sil-free fu­ture.

Öz­can Bar­moro, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor,

Sca­nia Mid­dle East, said: “The trans­porta­tion in­dus­try must adopt rapid and im­me­di­ate change in or­der to con­trib­ute sub­stan­tially to achiev­ing global goals and re­al­is­ing a fos­sil-free world by 2050. Our re­search has de­ter­mined that sig­nif­i­cant progress must be made by 2025, in terms of im­ple­ment­ing new tech­nolo­gies, in­fra­struc­ture, part­ner­ships, and be­hav­iours. Sca­nia Mid­dle East wel­comes the UAE’S de­ci­sion to im­ple­ment Euro 4 emis­sions level for heavy duty ve­hi­cles. The UAE al­ready has the fuel qual­ity to move to Euro 6, which is the re­quired emis­sion level in Europe. We hope and ex­pect the other Gulf coun­tries to fol­low the UAE’S ex­am­ple.”

EPPCO/ENOC has been us­ing Euro 5 Sca­nia en­gines for two years now, pro­vid­ing highly ef­fi­cient fuel per­for­mance and valu­able re­duc­tion of car­bon foot­print. Ad­di­tion­ally, a num­ber of Sca­nia’s cus­tomers in the re­gion have al­ready started us­ing CNG (com­pressed nat­u­ral gas) en­gine ve­hi­cles.

“In­no­va­tion, prof­itabil­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity can, and should, go hand in hand. We are fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing en­ergy ef­fi­cient as well as smart and safe ve­hi­cles. All of these el­e­ments must work to­gether in or­der to be able to cre­ate a truly sus­tain­able trans­port sys­tem,” Bar­moro added.

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