Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited to build a green supply chain with its first fleet of LNG trucks

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited is taking its first step towards building a “green” supply chain with the deployment of its first fleet of LNG trucks.

For this initiative, DCBL has partnered with GreenLine Logistics, India’s first and only LNG-fueled heavy trucking logistics company, ordering an initial 35 trucks for its Chandrapur Plant in Maharashtra, with an additional 25 trucks scheduled for deployment in Tamil Nadu in April.

DCBL’s green logistics strategy aims to decarbonize its transportation fleet, which accounts for approximately 1.5% of total CO2 equivalent emissions, by introducing LNG and EV trucks. By the end of FY24, Dalmia Cement aims to convert 10% of its current fleet of 3,000 vehicles to LNG trucks.

The initial consignment of the company will include two types of LNG trucks: trailer and bulker trucks for the transportation of raw materials and bagged cement, covering a range of 50 to 600 km for inbound and outbound logistics.

GreenLine Logistics’ LNG trucks reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 28%, resulting in an annual reduction of approximately 24 tons of CO2 per truck, compared to conventional diesel trucks.

In addition, these LNG trucks significantly reduce other dangerous emissions, such as SOx emissions by up to 100%, NOx emissions by up to 59%, and Particulate Matter by up to 91%.

To reduce emissions, Dalmia Cement follows a three-pronged strategy, including replacing conventional fuels and raw materials with alternative solutions, expanding its overall renewable energy portfolio in Solar & WHRS journey towards EV100, and deployment of green vehicles in logistics.

Dalmia aims to be carbon negative by 2040 and is also the first triple joiner company of EP 100, EV 100, and RE 100 initiatives of the Climate Group. Meanwhile, GreenLine Logistics aims to decarbonize heavy trucking in India and has created India’s first and only integrated green logistics ecosystem to promote widespread adoption of LNG fueled long haul trucks.

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