Bolloré Energy supports LK Kunegel in its energy transition

Bolloré Energy has signed an exclusive 7-year contract with the transport company LK Kunegel, to provide them with 4,000 m3 of HVO100 IZIPURE biofuel yearly. This synthetic diesel (HVO) reduces GHG by 90% compared to traditional diesel conventional diesel. LK Kunegel began using it across the company this month.

The biofuel is made mostly from cooking oils, and is processed by Bolloré Energy’s partner, NESTE. It will be transported from the Bolloré depot in Mulhouse, France. It will then be directly delivered to LK Kunegel’s location in Colmar, approximately 45 kilometres away, using lorries which also run on IZIPURE.

Four LK Kunegel businesses will be involved in the initial stages, including Voyages Kunegel in Colmar, Sodag Zimmermann in Guebwiller, Chopin- Heitz in Mulhouse and Metrocars in Blotzheim. The combination of these groups means 350 coaches and buses which will run on IZIPURE for about 15 million kilometres per year. As such, the carrier will reduce its carbon footprint by 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 10 tonnes of fine particles (nitrous oxide) yearly.

Florian Mohand, Energy Transition Manager, Bolloré Energy stated: “Bolloré Energy is assisting its partners with their energy transition by allowing them to consume less and in a more sustainable way. With IZIPURE, we are enabling professional carriers to reduce their carbon footprint immediately and without having to make renewed investment in their fleets. We are confident, therefore, that IZIPURE, and other low carbon liquid biofuels are going to play a major role in the decarbonisation of the transport sector. For this reason, we are proud to be assisting LK Kunegel with its energy transition today and over the next seven years.”

David Kunegel, chairman of the transport company LK Kunegel added: “For Kunegel the advantage of this product is, first and foremost, conceptual, because we believe it is exceptional for an industrial waste product to be able to produce a fuel which is more sustainable, as well as being European. Secondly, there is a clear advantage from a financial perspective, all our coaches being entirely compatible with this product, which makes this transition even easier for us as a carrier.”

Jean Rottner, Grand Est region chairman, said: “Our aim is to make a necessary shift energy-wise. This notion of social, environmental responsibility is what is important for a business today. Therefore, I am grateful to Bolloré Energy because we have a need for businesses which are able, through research and development, to offer us substitute products on a large scale. This is a major benefit for us as a client.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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