Gramet announces the start of a new large-scale paid trial of its SulNOxEco Fuel Conditioner product with a major international rail company consuming some 10,000 Tonnes of diesel per annum.
The Grampet Group is formed by 18 companies grouped on activity domains: operators of rail transport involving cargo, logistic, construction, repairs and maintenance of rolling stock and IT services. Annually, Grampet transport approximately 22 million tonnes of freight, 20% internationally, through a fleet of 20,000 wagons and 400 locomotives, with railway freight companies operating in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.
Grampet is already evaluating the SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner in 3 locomotives in Romania using some 40,000 litres of fuel per month, with a view to extending the use of SulNOx to all locomotives in the fleet.
Sorin Chinde, Vice President of the Transports division of Grampet Group, said of the evaluation: “Whilst rail is already much more environmentally friendly than other modes of transport, and we actively encourage the return to more railway usage, Grampet services also continue to encourage further sustainability initiatives as a part of our continuous optimisation programmes. We are delighted to be trialling the SulNOx product which could pave the way for a rapid and significant reduction in our fleet emissions.”
Ben Richardson, the CEO of SulNOx, commented, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Grampet and helping them to further their sustainability priorities. A freight train will consume some 8 litres of diesel fuel per kilometre travelled vs a car which is around 0.06 litres, so it is a significant opportunity for SulNOx to become a further global transportation solution.”