DHL rolls out 50 new biomethane trucks across Tesco Ireland network

As part of its ongoing partnership with DHL Supply Chain, Tesco Ireland has taken delivery of 50 state-of-the-art biomethane fuelled trucks which will operate across its country-wide distribution network. 

The trucks will immediately replace 50 diesel units, cutting down tailpipe carbon emissions by up to 90%. The biomethane fleet will be operated by DHL and used to transport produce to stores from Tesco’s distribution centres in Dublin.

The new biomethane trucks are being introduced as part of Tesco’s comprehensive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance the environmental sustainability of its operations, while aligning with DHL’s own overarching strategy to reduce carbon emissions across its supply chains. 

The renewable fuel for the trucks will come from Irish and European anaerobic digestion plants, and the trucks will refuel at the newly opened BioCNG refuelling station operated by Flogas at nearby St Margaret’s in north Dublin.  

DHL Supply Chain’s David O’Neill said: “This is such an important project to demonstrate the role biomethane can play in Irish commercial transport and a significant step towards decarbonising Tesco’s fleet.

“Our partnership with Tesco shows what can be achieved through a shared commitment to sustainability and we’re looking forward to continuing this journey together.”