LNG stands for 'liquid natural gas' but it is actually 'liquid biogas'. The gas is made from waste. LNG is an ideal fuel for heavier forms of transport, such as ships and trucks. An important advantage of LNG is that the emissions contain 90 percent less particulate matter and nitrogen. The emission of an LNG truck is 80 percent CO2-neutral. LNG is also cleaner for the engine. Which means less maintenance.
An important part of PostNL's corporate responsibility policy is Sustainable Logistics. Besides this truck on LNG, PostNL also tests hybrid vans and an electrically assisted cargo bicycle. These are proven techniques that could be implemented immediately and lead to savings and reduced environmental impact quickly. The truck is an IVECO Stralis which is converted to LNG. At the end of 2014 PostNL will evaluate whether the truck on LNG meets the requirements.