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Decarbonising the Road Freight Industry

The road freight industry accounts for approximately 9% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so rapid change is essential. However, the issue is complex and requires a mosaic of solutions. Cleaner-burning fuels like LNG and BioLNG offer a stepping stone on the path to zero-emissions fleets.

Key Benefits

  • Cleaner burning

    Shell LNG can help reduce the “well-to-wheel” greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks by up to 22% compared to conventional diesel today, with further reductions possible in the future.2

  • Engine performance

    Vehicles fuelled by Shell LNG provide equivalent driving range, engine power and performance to diesel-fuelled heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Engine noise reduction

    Using Shell LNG can help reduce engine noise by up to 50% when compared to heavy-duty diesel engines, contributing to improved driver wellbeing and vehicle use in noise abatement zones.1

  • Driver benefits

    By using Shell LNG and Shell BioLNG as their fuel of choice, drivers are actively contributing to decarbonisation – and can benefit from new skill sets associated with LNG fuelling practices.

  • Cost competitive

    Shell LNG offers a cost-competitive solution with a higher energy density.

  • Safety

    When managed properly, LNG and BioLNG do not pose any greater risks than other fuels that are regularly loaded and transported by heavy-duty vehicles.

Innovation leading the way to zero emissions

Many of the towns and cities that need the most energy are located far from gas fields, making pipelines too impractical or costly to build. A solution? Gas can be cooled to make a liquid, shrinking its volume for easier, safer storage - and making it easier to transport overseas too.

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BioLNG Explained

Generating solutions from agricultural waste

BioLNG is gas collected from landfill sites, food waste or manure, then processed until it is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas. That is why BioLNG makes it possible to significantly reduce CO2 emissions when used neat. It can be blended with liquified natural gas (LNG) to offer additional emission reductions.

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Hydrogen has the potential to be an important, almost emissions-free, low-carbon transport fuel - particularly for heavy-duty transport such as trucks and buses. In hydrogen vehicles, energy is stored as compressed hydrogen fuel, so you can drive up to 700 km without refuelling. They take just minutes to refuel.


A truck running on an LNG gas engine will produce noise levels at 72dB(A), equal to a normal car. An average diesel-powered truck will produce 82 dB(A). To give in idea of how significant that reduction is: every 3dB(A) reduction in noise halves the intensity of the sound (because sound is scientifically measured on a logarithmic scale).

2 “Well-to-wheel” greenhouse gas emission reductions are based on current ISO 9001 standards for analysis and EPA & GREET emissions values. “Greenhouse gas emissions” includes CO2, methane, and N2O.

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