Evaluation of Natural Gas Trucks and Refuelling in Swindon (ENTRIS)

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Partners:
Howard Tenens (lead): Fleet operator
John Lewis Partnership: Fleet operator
Lenham Storage: Fleet Operator
Emission Analytics: Vehicle emissions testing
CMS Supatrak: Telematics provider

Trial funded trucks:
32 CNG DAF trucks with Prins dual fuel conversions operated by John Lewis Partnership
7 CNG DAF trucks with Prins dual fuel conversions operated by Howard Tenens
12 CNG Mercedes Benz trucks with Prins dual fuel conversions operated by Howard Tenens
2 CNG DAF trucks with Prins dual fuel conversions operated by Lenham Storage
1 CNG Mercedes Benz trucks with Prins dual fuel conversions operated by Lenham Storage

Trial funded refuelling stations:
1 LNG station based in Swindon at the Howard Tenens depot

Project information:

The ENTRIS project (Evaluation of Natural Gas Trucks and Refuelling in Swindon) will deploy 54 dual fuel vehicles. The consortium is led by Howard Tenens, with vehicle operating partners John Lewis Partnership and Lenham Storage; CMS SupaTrak and Emissions Analytics are supplying data analysis and emissions verification expertise. The project will also deploy a grid connected CNG station at Howard Tenens' Swindon depot which is designed to service up to 30 vehicles per day.

ENTRIS aims to provide real-world verification of the performance of dual fuel vehicles versus their diesel counterparts, in terms of their fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and reliability. Sophisticated on-board emissions monitoring equipment will be installed in some of the vehicles to record fuel consumption and emissions and a dual fuel telematics system will be developed to monitor diesel and gas usage. This will enable accurate reporting of vehicle fuel consumption via the vehicle's on-board computer for the first time.

Catherine Crouch, Howard Tenens Group Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Director, commented "Howard Tenens is absolutely delighted to have received this funding. It will enable us to build on the success of our current CNG and biogas programme and offer a truly sustainable transport solution to even more of our customers. We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and this project will facilitate a substantial step forward in realising this ambition."