Waste firm Biffa is ‘upcycling’ its fleet of refuse trucks and replacing their diesel engines with electric powertrains in a move expected to save the taxpayer millions.
The company is working with vehicle electrification business Lunaz to transition its fleet to a zero-emission alternative over the next decade.
Lunaz’s base in Silverstone has the capacity to up-cycle more than 1,110 industrial vehicles every year and it said it had already committed to expanding its UK up-cycling and electrification footprint to meet surging demand for electrified vehicles in the run-up to the 2030 ban on the sale of fossil fuelled vehicles.
Biffa said more than £1m in public money was saved for every 20 bin lorries upcycled and electrified compared to purchasing new EV equivalents.
David Lorenze, founder and chefi executive of Lunaz, said: “Biffa has led from the front in pioneering more sustainable waste management practices here in the UK.
“At Lunaz, we are proud to assist in delivering Biffa’s sustained commitment to leading the waste management industry’s transition to net zero.
“By embracing the power of upcycling as a dramatically more sustainable course to the transition to a clean air fleet, Biffa delivers economic value to its stakeholders while delivering a great ecological dividend to the planet.”
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