Gas for Transport

LNG trucking faces long-term challenges

The use of LNG as a fuel for long-haul trucking is gaining popularity, but it is unclear whether it can compete with zero-emissions technology over the longer term The use of LNG as a fuel for long-haul trucking is gaining popularity, but it is unclear whether it can compete with zero-emissions technology over the longer term.
By Andrew Walker 13 November 2018 0 33272
An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera in Italy. (Blue Corridors)

LNG is the only technology currently suited to replace diesel for long-distance road freight transport, but it is unclear to what extent it will be adopted by major hauliers as it faces growing competition from zero-emission technologies.

Venn Chesterton, innovation lead at Innovate UK, an organisation that fosters the development of low-emission vehicle technologies, expects the gas truck market to grow over the coming years, but sees it as a transitional fuel in the longer term.

“Gas is not the long-term solution; there is some potential for...