Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

B&Q introduces 'green fleet' powered by natural gas

Published: 23 January 2013
A greener fleet of dual fuel lorries - powered by natural gas produced by waste - has been introduced by B&Q in a bid to reach a 2023 deadline of reducing CO2 emissions to 50%.
B&Q introduces 'green fleet' powered by natural gas
Currently the DIY retailer is at 36% and is on track to meet this deadline ahead of time.

Biomethane, a natural green source of renewable energy, makes up 60% of the fuel used to power the lorries. This is produced from purifying and liquefying landfill gas and other waste methane streams.

A number of initiatives are in place to help B&Q reduce its emissions, including a new dual stock holding distribution facility in Swindon, which allows B&Q to hold the same product in the north and south, greatly reducing the number of miles travelled to store by B&Q lorries. At this new site, B&Q has introduced 50 new dual fuel tractor units following a successful trial last year.

B&Q's retail logistics service manager Michelle Thomas said: "We're pleased to announce the introduction of 50 dual fuel lorries which is helping us meet our 2023 deadline to cut transport carbon emissions ahead of time. Other initiatives include 500 new double decker lorries and the replacement of 78 smaller energy efficient delivery vans. We're also strengthening our focus on transporting more of our products by rail to save on road miles."

Last year B&Q was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2012 in Sustainable Development.


(Your email address will not be published)
8 + 1 =  
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Printable View E-mail Bookmark

Latest reader comments

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

John Hart
After applying for a green homes how long will it take for a decision? thanks...

re: SX Rainproof Exterior Caulk

I need the exterior sx rain resistant caulk! Can't get it anywhere so please help! How can I order it? Need it yesterday...

re: BCT can replicate any material in a ceramic tile

Christina Tiritanou
Not sure if you can help as I require a tile which has the measurements of 6”x 6”? Thank you....

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

colin thompson
SarahVery clear and helpful information.Thanks...

Most read stories