Tarmac trials fuel additive to assess emissions reduction

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Tarmac is trialling a new fuel additive from SulNOx Group that promises to improve fuel efficiency and reduce Co2 and particulate emissions.

Over a three-month period, the building materials and construction solutions business will monitor the performance of its vehicles to see if the SulNOxEco additive works.

The technology is being evaluated across 18 of Tarmac’s vehicles, including mixer trucks, tipper trucks and articulated lorries, at two of its Hopkins concrete plants, with an expectation that it may improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon by up to 10%.

John Anderson, national logistics director at Tarmac, said: “As a leading sustainable business and the operator of one of the largest HGV fleets in the industry, it’s critical that we continue to explore, pursue and identify ways of reducing emissions and boosting fuel efficiency. 

“By working with SulNOx on this trial, we are keen to understand the extent of the performance and benefits that this innovation will deliver and demonstrate how it can help to support our clients and partners who share our net zero ambitions.” 

Tarmac is using Michelin Connected Fleet to monitor the impact of its new fuel efficiency and sustainability additive trial.

Ben Richardson, chief executive of SulNOx Group, added: “By using SulNOx in the Tarmac fleets, we will be contributing to decarbonising construction, greening up the supply chain, improving air quality for employees and communities and reducing emissions and benefitting the circular economy.

Tarmac operates one of the largest HGVs fleets in the UK construction sector, including a combination of tippers, mixers and moving floor trailer vehicles, which is operated by an experienced community of drivers and contract hauliers. 

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