Cleaner fuel on offer at Liverpool
Cutting-edge: Peel Ports Liverpool is making a name for itself as a launch pad for new initiatives
The UK’s Port of Liverpool has become the first port in the UK to offer Shell GTL Fuel, a cleaner alternative to conventional diesel fuel.
Liverpool’s state-of-the-art 24-hour HGV fuel station has been delivered by Certas Energy, working in partnership with Peel Ports Group.
Andrew Goodwin, national bunker manager for Certas Energy, said: “By offering a practical alternative to diesel that helps to improve air quality without compromising efficiency, Shell GTL Fuel has the potential to change the future of fuel usage in the UK.”
As part of the paraffinic family of fuels, Shell GTL Fuel has improved combustion properties inside standard diesel engines, helping to reduce harmful emissions such as Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM).
One of the biggest benefits to transport operators is that the fuel can be used as a drop-in solution for diesel engines without the need for expensive engine modifications or changes to infrastructure.
Readily biodegradable, the fuel disperses easily, making it safer and easier to handle, especially in areas where there could be a risk of contamination.
As well as the transport sector, Shell GTL Fuel is also suitable for use in inland and offshore shipping, construction and agricultural machinery, as well as power generation equipment.
Since opening, the fuelling station at the port has catered for approximately 15,000 vehicles. Once initial trials with hauliers have been completed later this month, the plan is to make Shell GTL Fuel available to all users of the port.
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