Contargo North France invest in green fuels
By the end of June, all barges sailing under the flag of Contargo North France will be powered by GTL (Gas-to-Liquids). This fuel enables a significant reduction of harmful emissions and also reduces noise.
GTL fuel offers big advantages for the environment. Use of this fuel reduces harmful emissions (PM, NOx, CO and HC) and engine noise (by 1 to 4 dB). The fuel is non-toxic, biodegradable, odourless (low content of aromatic compounds and sulphur) and is easy to store.
This investment, which covers an increase in purchase price, is being borne jointly by all the service providers involved. Since the use of GTL does not require any changes to the diesel engines, the advantages of the new fuel can be exploited straight away.