Sustainability

Don – Trucking’s goal for 2025 and beyond

How do we aim to achieve our goal: to become the first transport company seeking full carbon neutralization in Europe. Since the mid-20th century, global industrial exports have increased by an average of 6% each year. Increased consumption and greater access to Internet goods have strengthened the demand of individual and business customers to deliver all kinds of products by road, and therefore more and more trucks appear on European roads. Much more is powered by a diesel engine. Heavy goods vehicles, together with other heavy fleet vehicles and buses, are responsible for a quarter of CO2 emissions in the European Union. Therefore, Don-Trucking concentrates on the future solutions of green transport, which is the potential development of natural gas trucks like LNG and Bio-LNG.

LNG Trucks

We currently have 20 LNG trucks in our fleet. This year, we plan to collect another 40, which is to bring us closer to our goal. It is important to us because at Don-Trucking we believe that we are one living organism and we must look for pro-ecological solutions. Presently, natural gas is a potential alternative fuel that can replace diesel in heavy transport. Therefore, we support the use of trucks with LNG to compensate for our carbon footprint in the future and meet the standards set by the European Union.

Why LNG?

Easy Access Worldwide and Environmentally Friendly

  • LNG fuel occurs as widely available fossil fuel with less GHG emissions compared to diesel.

 

Competitive and Good for Transition Period Towards Greener Future

  • Currently there is no other alternative that would be affordable and economically attractive for long-haul transportation.

 

Easy in the Application

  • Compared to other fuels, LNG express easy application yet initial training for truck drivers is necessary.

 

Safe in the Application

  • LNG fuel is considered as safe since no major incidents have been reported. There is, however, a possibility to explode only indoors with high up concentration.

BIO-LNG

Bio-LNG, also known as liquefied biomethane, is a renewable energy source which is proven to be cleaner and futuristic, compared to fossil fuels and other biofuels. It is made out of processed organic waste in an oxygen-free cask. During the machining process, methane (extremely powerful and harmful greenhouse gas) is captured hence resulting in close to none GHG emissions. It is worth mentioning that Bio-LNG fuel made 100% from biomethane shows potential to negative balance of GHG emissions.

 

Bio-LNG is more sustainable than LNG and becomes great potential to be strong environmental aid, that we are looking for today. Bio-LNG has a limited availability hence it is not as popular in use just yet. The law-enforced restrictions are implemented in order to protect it. Overpopulation and escalation of energy use, forces us to increase the production of biomass per unit of land, yet it is vital to keep exploring new biomass sources and let go of the pressure on native lands and ecosystems that are already in use to meet future needs of generations to come.

Preserving part of the forest has given us an amazing opportunity to give back to the community and do good on a global scale.

Ecobal

Ecology in the modern sense is not limited to waste segregation, garbage collection or rational use of electricity and water. We have to do much more to leave our direct environment in a better shape behind for future generations.

Forests play an important role in our life. From producing air that we breath to the wood that we use on a daily basis. Basically, to breath means to live yet to this date we struggle with deforestation all around the globe. Woodland not only creates life for us but also for all the other species that are habitants. Moreover, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Don-Trucking along with Ecobal, decided to actively participate in green initiative and support forest conservation across Europe. ECOBAL  gives its clients professional care and expertise in carbon offsetting with externally certified compensation certificates.

At the moment, we have our own plot in Radzanów, near Warsaw in Poland. Due to the geofencing tool, we are able to see it and be active users of the Ecobal initiative. In the near future, we plan to adopt more trees and reduce our carbon footprint even more.