Dairy orders clean fuel solution

Robert Wiseman Dairies has placed an order for a further 20 of Clean Air Power’s Genesis systems

Following the successful six-month trial of two of Clean Air Power’s Genesis systems by Robert Wiseman Dairies (RWD), the dairy has placed an order for a further 20 systems.

High Wycombe-based Clean Air Power is the developer of Dual-Fuel combustion technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to run on a combination of both diesel and natural gas.

East Kilbride’s RWD, Scotland’s largest fresh milk provider, began trialling Clean Air Power’s Genesis systems on 2 DAF CF85 trucks six months ago at the Company’s East Kilbride dairy. The trial gave RWD a 25 per cent fuel cost saving and an estimated a carbon saving of 18 tonnes a year.

RWD has since ordered a further 20 Genesis systems which will all be used on DAF CF85 trucks based in Bellshill, Glasgow and Droitwich, West Midlands. The total order is worth £300,000, and delivery of the systems will start in December 2007 with all 20 units to be delivered by the end of March 2008.

John Pettitt, CEO of Clean Air Power, said: ‘We view this order as a very significant step forward for Clean Air Power as this is the first major recognition of our Genesis System. Robert Wiseman Dairies is a major company with over 1,500 trucks in their fleet and we are delighted that they are so satisfied with the first two systems. The excellent results of the trial really emphasise the fuel cost and carbon emission savings that the Genesis System offers to customers.’