Adnams plc is one of the industry leaders that is piloting a dual-fuel system from Diesel Dynamics Limited (DDL), finalist in GROW 2015. The DDL system makes accessible the use of renewable energy.
Prof Andy Wood OBE, Chief Executive of Adnams plc, comments: “We’re very pleased to have the DDL team as a partner in our fleet efficiency programme, which we see as imperative to keep our business sustainable, both economically and environmentally.”
Adnams has been trialing the use of a biomethane system for their fleet. Early data from the trial using a converted 18 tonne truck, reflect a 63% NOx reduction and a 37% fuel cost saving. Another trial is also underway with a Norfolk haulage company on a 44 Tonne Euro 6 HGV which is also looking promising.
DDL has been running several demonstrators to prove the efficiency of its approach. This includes a truck that has now completed over 80,000 miles on dual-fuel, with consistent fuel cost savings exceeding 20% and reduced emissions.
George Kohler, Operations Director of DDL, is delighted with the way the company is progressing, and this was acknowledged when DDL was recognised as a Future 50 company in 2016.
The objective of GROW is to encourage innovative, investable commercial concepts that will have the potential to become new businesses. All those that register an expression of interest will benefit from the support of an experienced mentor to help them to develop the business plan.
With business support, rent-free accommodation and access to expert help to make the plans a commercial reality, the competition is designed to encourage and support the leaders of the agri-tech businesses of the future.