FrieslandCampina trucks in Leeuwarden switch to green gas

8 April 2013

At the end of this month, trucks that transport products from the production location to the container port in Leeuwarden will start the switch from diesel to green gas.

This week, the RTL-Z television programme Groen Ondernemen (Green Entrepreneurship) is focusing on the conversion, which will lead to a substantial 80% decrease in CO2 emissions. And the much quieter engines will mean a substantial decrease in noise nuisance. Each year, FrieslandCampina trucks clock some 200,000 transport kilometres between the factory and the container port in Leeuwarden.

For nearly 100 years, the condensed dairy products produced in Leeuwarden have made their way to consumers around the world. Due to the increasing demand for these products, the company is investing in a substantial expansion of the production location.

FrieslandCampina is growing, and doing so in a climate-neutral way. In addition to making more efficient use of energy, the company is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FrieslandCampina already meets 40% of its energy needs in the Netherlands using green power from its member dairy farmers. This is also why the company is an active partner within the Green gas chain in the province of Friesland. In 2020, the municipality of Leeuwarden aims to be energy self-sufficient and thus no longer dependent on fossil fuels.

Groen Ondernemen will be aired throughout the week from 8 through 12 April on RTL-Z.