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.
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
- After 5000 km (or 125000 tkm) lighter tank was demonstrated to have higher eco-efficiency due to larger payload
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