Alex Andersen Ølund A/S

Praise for investing in more environment friendly trucks

The transport company Alex Andersen Ølund, based south of Odense is the Nordic region's largest carrier of flowers, is in the process of making parts of its fleet of 200 trucks more climate-friendly.

- We have bought seven gas trucks after many considerations, says CEO Ib Andersen.

The new trucks that run on biogas reduce CO2 emissions compared to ordinary diesel trucks and are therefore more climate-friendly.

However, it has not been easy to get started with the green transition, the CEO states.

Each truck is about 200,000 dkk more expensive than an ordinary truck, and although the company has applied for and received money in support, more is needed if larger parts of the fleet are to be made more climate-friendly.

- If we are to get going on the green transition, there must be some pools that help with the purchase of cars. The infrastructure is also very important, because there are not many biogas stations in Denmark, so there must be some more of them if we are to really be able to utilize the cars, says Ib Andersen.

Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht (S), who visited the company in Odense on Friday, 13 of August 2021, points out that there are no simple answers to how the transport industries' challenges are solved.

- We must of course make sure that the infrastructure is there for gas like here, but also for hydrogen or direct electrification, says Benny Engelbrecht.

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