Dalmia Cement switches to LNG trucks for cleaner logistics

The introduction of LNG and EV trucks are part of the company's green logistics strategy for the decarbonization of its transportation fleet which accounts for around 1.5% of total CO2 equivalent emissions. 

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Dalmia Cement switches to LNG trucks for cleaner logistics

Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited (DBCL), a leading Indian cement manufacturer and a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited deployed its first fleet of LNG trucks today. DCBL has tied up with GreenLine Logistics (Green Planet Logistics), a LNG-fueled heavy trucking logistics company, for this significant initiative towards building a ‘green’ supply chain with an initial order of 35 trucks.

The first lot of trucks have been deployed from DCBL’s Chandrapur Plant in Maharashtra today. The next deployment of 25 trucks will be done from its plan in Tamil Nadu in April.

The introduction of LNG and EV trucks are part of DCBL’S green logistics strategy for the decarbonization of its transportation fleet which accounts for around 1.5% of total CO2 equivalent emissions. 

Dalmia Cement has employed two types of LNG trucks - trailer and bulker trucks, for the transportation of raw materials and bagged cement. These will cover 50 – 600 kms range for inbound and outbound logistics. GreenLine’s LNG trucks reduce CO2 emissions by ~28%, translating to emission reduction of ~24 ton CO2 per truck per annum, compared to conventional diesel trucks. Over the initial fleet of 35 LNG trucks, this adds up to a significant reduction of 840-ton CO2 per year. In addition, these LNG trucks significantly reduce other dangerous emissions - SOx emissions by upto 100%, NOx emissions by upto 59% and Particulate Matter by upto 91%.

 “Dalmia Cement has been following the business philosophy of Clean & Green is Profitable and Sustainable. Our overall CO2 emissions have come down from 670 kg per tonne to 467 kg per tonne – one of the lowest globally and we are focusing on realising our carbon negative goal by 2040. We are delighted to partner with GreenLine Logistics for further reduction of our carbon footprint and GHG emissions under Scope 3 category”, a company spokesperson from DCBL said.

Commenting on the association, Shri Anand Mimani, CEO, GreenLine, said, “We are proud to partner with Dalmia Cement in their emissions reduction journey by decarbonising their heavy trucking and will be investing ~INR 250 cr to enable transition of 10% of their fleet to LNG by March 2024. Reducing emissions from heavy trucking is crucial for corporates targeting net-zero. GreenLine is enabling this through its fleet of LNG-powered heavy duty trucks."

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