CO2 EMISSIONS CAN BE REDUCED BY OVER 20% BY OPTIMISING TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
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.