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LCA proves higher eco-efficiency of new semitrailer truck alternative

Customer / partner: Outokumpu Oyj

Challenge: To enhance eco-efficiency of semitrailer trucks during their whole life cycle.

Solution: VTT and Outokumpu conducted a life cycle carbon footprint study of semitrailer truck with stainless steel tank to find out the most eco-efficient solution. Two different tank materials were compared, taking into account raw material manufacturing, manufacturing of the tank, use of fuel, and total emissions.



Key benefits:

  • LCA study showed which alternative is the most eco-efficient:
    • After 5000 km (or 125000 tkm) lighter tank was demonstrated to have higher eco-efficiency due to larger payload
    • The use of alternative tank leads to 8% lower carbon footprint and significant savings in fuel costs during truck’s life cycle


Additional information

Minna Nors
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 7474

Additional information

Minna Nors
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 7474