A new technology that significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions for moving vehicles is set to directly benefit haulage companies, especially due to the fact that such firms’ bread and butter are huge vehicles that ply the UK’s roads every single day. Moreover, in the pressure to meet demand for better transport contracts for their customers, haulage companies are sometimes compelled to implement certain business practices that eventually harm their bottom line. The new technology, called Strataclear, can open up new revenue streams for haulage companies, as well as make huge savings in fuel costs.
Huge Savings on Fuel Costs
Strataclear can capture up to 40% of a truck’s carbon dioxide emissions, regardless of the model or type of the internal combustion engine. During a vehicle’s operation, the exhaust gas passes through the catalytic converter before entering the Strataclear treatment system that absorbs much of the carbon dioxide. In latest tests, it appears that as much as 30% savings on gas can be enjoyed-and 30%, for a haulage company that operates a fleet of an average of 30 vehicles, means tens of thousands of pounds in annual savings. The savings alone can allow the haulage company to fine-tune their transport contracts to attract more clients. And that’s only the beginning.
Even the Trapped Carbon Can be Used
The trouble with a lot of current carbon dioxide emission reduction systems is the residual: the trapped carbon is usually a toxic liquid that often requires special disposal methods, such as deep under the ground or at sea. The disposal requirement, therefore, eventually eats away at whatever savings a company may have made. On the other hand, the Strataclear technology produces a solid residual that is not only non-toxic, but can also be used in a number of identified industries, such as construction, paper and pulp production-even road building. For example, the solid residual can be used to replace sand in brick making-the brick made of Strataclear by-product not only weighs a third of a traditional brick, but is also stronger and more resistant to temperature changes. Haulage companies will be able to offer better transport contracts with such a carbon emission reduction technology-the savings are real, and it gets better in the long term. The said technology not only enables haulage companies that use Strataclear to make a positive contribution to the unified effort to combat global warming, but can also help in strengthening related industries that can use the solid residual.
Continuous Research and Testing
Despite the new technology’s currently rated stellar efficiency and performance, the patent for it is still pending and further tests are being conducted. But even at this point, the outlook for haulage companies and the potential for them to offer more competitive transport contracts to clients-thereby giving such firms a competitive edge-is already very promising. The residuals can also be sold to future profit centres, opening up a new revenue stream for haulage companies, especially if they use the technology in their entire fleet of vehicles.