– A 60% REDUCTION IN CO2 EMISSIONS FROM FREIGHT TRAINS
The InVivo Group charters approximately 550 trains of cereals and malt every year to its port silos and industrial facilities, especially its malt houses. The Group has been enlisting the services of Europorte for many years, which charters about 100 trains for InVivo every year to Rouen, Metz and primarily the malt house in Strasbourg.
Until recently, locomotives mainly travelling along non-electrified lines were powered by off-road diesel, which is the long-standing fuel for these engines. Empowered by their shared ambition of decarbonising rail transport, the InVivo Group and Europorte were keen to phase out off-road diesel. The 100 trains that Europorte operates on behalf of the InVivo Group will now run on Oleo100. This fully plant-based biofuel is a renewable energy source derived entirely from rapeseed harvested in France, and subsequently produced and marketed by Avril Group subsidiary Saipol. Compared to diesel, it can reduce CO2 emissions by 60% to 80% without needing any significant changes to the equipment.
– AN INITIATIVE THAT WILL ESPECIALLY BENEFIT MALTERIES SOUFFLET
Malteries Soufflet is already pursuing a net zero strategy, but will now have nearly 70 Oleo100-powered malting barley trains delivering to the Strasbourg malt house. The partnership with Europorte will enable Malteries Soufflet to save 900 tons of CO2 a year out of the 1,300 tons saved across the Group.