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Shell, KPD and Scania Reducing CO2 emissions with B100 Biodiesel

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Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. (Shell Malaysia) launched the pilot test of the first pair of Scania road tankers, operated by Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), which will operate using B100 Biodiesel at the end of 2023. The launch was held at Stesen Minyak Alisha, Shah Alam, Selangor. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading and witnessed by Ms. Heba Eltarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Mr. David Lantz, Driving The Shift Director of Scania Southeast Asia and Mr. Richard Tee Chu Wong, Managing Director of Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd.

Shell, KPD and Scania Minimising CO2 Emissions

Supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), Shell Malaysia is collaborating with Scania and Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD) to pilot test the road tankers in an effort to lower carbon emissions.

“Long-term decarbonisation of transportation depends on electrification. Alternatively, switching to renewable fuels from fossil fuels can drastically lower carbon emissions in vehicles with internal combustion engines to help companies achieve Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. All Scania diesel vehicles that are sold in Malaysia are FAME-prepared to operate on any blend of biodiesel, ranging from B10 to B100,” stated Ms. Heba.

Scania was the first to make it a standard for all their vehicles to be FAME-prepared up to B100 since 2019. The purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system as part of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

“The pilot test represents a major advancement in Shell Malaysia’s history as we introduce two KPD Scania road tankers, each with a capacity of carrying 35,000 and 47,000 liters of fuel, powered solely by B100 Biodiesel. We see its potential scalability in contributing towards achieving our net-zero ambition targets in Malaysia,” stated Mr. Shairan.

“Reducing emissions across our whole value chain, notably from our vehicles, is essential to managing Konsortium Port Dickson’s climate impact and risk mitigation as a leading bulk petroleum carrier. With our Scania trucks, we can define the areas that need to be prioritized in order to reach our carbon reduction goals,” said Mr. Richard.

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