Sustainable alternative for semitrailer truck proven by LCA

 

​Customer / partner: Outokumpu Oyj

 CHALLENGE

To enhance eco-efficiency of semitrailer trucks during their whole life cycle.

 SOLUTION

VTT and Outokumpu conducted a life cycle carbon footprint study of semitrailer truck with stainless steel tank. Two different tank materials were compared, taking into account raw material manufacturing, manufacturing of the tank, use of fuel, and total emissions.

 BENEFIT
  • After 5000 km (or 125000 tkm) lighter tank was demonstrated to have higher eco-efficiency due to larger payload
  • 8% lower carbon footprint, significant savings in fuel costs during truck's life cycle.
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Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone