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Conference for logistics operators seeking to save money and reduce the carbon footprint of their vehicle fleets

FUEL – Saving Money Via Resource Management, Alternative Sources, Conversion to More Valuable and Environmental Fuels
17th September 2012
Upper Glyntaff, University of Glamorgan

Skills for Logistics, Milton Keynes, August 2012 Logistics operators seeking to save money and reduce their carbon footprint are encouraged to attend an important event at the University of Glamorgan on 17 September 2012, which is being held as part of the FUEL (Fuel Usage for Efficient Logistics) partnership with Skills for Logistics (SfL).

Titled: ‘FUEL – Saving Money Via Resource Management, Alternative Sources, Conversion to More Valuable and Environmental Fuels’, the conference will first investigate the value of efficient use of existing fuel before addressing sustainable fleet management by examining the basics of fuel management, mileage management, ecodriving and vehicle technology.

There will also be an introduction to new fuel sources, such as using Methane (CH4) and Hydrogen (H2), before addressing conversion to more efficient fuel sources, such as Biomethane and CNG for trucks.

The event will be concluded with a picture of the future: ‘Hydrogen (H2) distribution and use in a better value distribution environment’. At the end of the conference, attendees will be invited to visit an anaerobic digestion laboratory where biofuels are produced.

"This is a vital event for logistics operators to attend. With 10 per cent of greenhouse gases produced by the logistics industry, sustainability and fuel efficiency has become a crucial skill in our sector," says Jack Rickard, Programme Manager at Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for Freight, Logistics and Wholesaling sector.

He added: "FUEL (Fuel Usage for Economic Logistics) is a key part of Skills for Logistics’ sustainability remit and we are planning initiatives to help smaller operators finance the conversion of their tractor units to use a diesel and LPG combination. These schemes could lead to apprenticeships for fuel efficiency and sustainability in logistics."

To attend the conference: FUEL – Saving Money Via Resource Management, Alternative Sources, Conversion to More Valuable and Environmental Fuels, at the University of Glamorgan (which is just 6 miles from the M4) please register with Sue Green at Skills for Logistics: sue.green@skillsforlogistics.org Tel : 07590 445 541.

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