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Shell, KPD Launches Scania Road Tankers Operating on B100 Biodiesel

Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. marked a significant milestone by launching the pilot test of the first pair of Scania road tankers, operated by Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), designed to operate using B100 Biodiesel.

In collaboration with Scania and Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), Shell Malaysia aims to pilot test these road tankers as part of an initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), the venture aligns with efforts to drive sustainability in the transportation sector.

One of the highlights is the significance of renewable fuels in lowering carbon emissions from vehicles with internal combustion engines, providing an alternative pathway for companies to achieve their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. Scania has been a pioneer in preparing its vehicles for biodiesel use, and since 2019, all Scania diesel vehicles sold in Malaysia are FAME-prepared up to B100.

The introduction of two KPD Scania road tankers, each with a capacity of carrying 35,000 and 47,000 liters of fuel and powered solely by B100 Biodiesel, signifies a major advancement in Shell Malaysia’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Mr. Shairan emphasised the potential scalability of this initiative in contributing to Shell Malaysia’s net-zero ambition targets.

Established in 2001, Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD) plays a pivotal role in delivering oil and gas products for Shell Malaysia, utilising Scania trucks. This pilot test represents a significant step forward in promoting sustainable practices within the petroleum transportation sector.

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