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Freightliner signs fossil-free fuel deal

[ April 4, 2024   //   ]

Rail company Freightliner has signed partnership with energy company Zero to achieve fossil-free locomotive operation by 2040 and overall Net Zero by 2050. Freightliner is exploring alternatives to diesel, such as Zero’s carbon-neutral synthetic diesel, which will eliminate fossil-carbon emissions. It has set a near-term target of a 55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2033, which will require approximately 26 million litres of alternative fuel. Zero meanwhile plans to build the world’s first commercial-scale synthetic fuel facility in the next two years.