To reduce the impact on climate change, representatives of the transport and logistics sectors are determined to find a solution that ensures more sustainable supply chains. Delamode Baltics, seeking to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, has started using alternative fuels from renewable sources. Since July, the company has partly switched from fossil diesel to “Neste MY Renewable Diesel” produced from renewable raw materials. “Neste MY Renewable Diesel” currently fuels about 15% of trucks used by the company.
Optimization of fuel consumption, investments in new technologies and improvements in supply chain efficiency are solid start toward less carbon dioxide-emitting transport.
“We understand that there is no single solution to stop climate change, but actions must be taken now. Therefore, we have been using renewable fuel in our vehicles for some time. We are sure that this will be a significant step for the company towards a more sustainable supply chain,” says Justas Veršnickas, Managing Director of Delamode Baltics.
The alternative fuel, developed by the Finnish corporation “Neste”, is made from 100% sustainably sourced renewable raw materials such as animal fat and used cooking oil waste, as well as residues from vegetable oil processing.
According to Jone Sestakauskaite, Neste’s Sustainable Partnerships Manager in the Baltic countries, the growing number of sustainable partnerships in recent years is likely to maintain this dynamic in the future as the demand for environmentally friendly solutions in the market increases.
“As a company, we have set a goal together with our partners to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20 million tons per year by 2030. To achieve this goal, we are committed to offering our customers a wide range of sustainable solutions. We believe that the development of fuel from renewable raw materials will provide an opportunity for both companies and consumers to contribute to more responsible everyday decisions”, says J. Sestakauskaite.
Fuel switching to diesel based on renewable raw materials significantly reduces the carbon footprint left by the company’s trucks. During the three months of cooperation, CO2 emissions were reduced by 16 tons* using petroleum-free diesel, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6 cars powered by traditional fossil fuel.
Data: GHG reduction while using Neste MY Renewable Diesel and compared to petroleum diesel only (2021, global data). The GHG emission reduction varies depending on the region-specific legislation that provides the methodology for the calculations and the raw material mix used to manufacture the product for each market.
Delamode Baltics is one of the TOP-100 largest Lithuanian transport and logistics companies with more than 480 employees. The company manages a fleet of 300 trucks that serve different European countries on the routes established by the company. The professional team of Delamode Baltics takes care of thousands of customers around the world and ensures the smooth operation of their supply chain.