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The green energy revolution: a guide to sustainable fuels in logistics

Updated: May 29

The green energy revolution: a guide to the alternative fuels in logistics

The logistics and supply chain industry entail multiple modes of transport, which makes sustainability and carbon neutrality completely essential for this sector, and with the emergence of sustainable fuel alternatives, this has become an easy-to-achieve reality. These alternative fuels vary from biodiesel, methanol, and hydrogen to natural gas (CNG/LNG), P-series, solar-based fuels, and more. These sustainable logistics fuels have taken the logistics industry by storm and have attracted many business owners.

In this article, we will be talking about this rise in sustainable fuels and how it has the power of revolutionizing the logistics industry.

Sustainable Fuels And The Possibility Of An Emission Free Logistics Industry

Today many of us are aware that traditional fossil fuels that are used for logistics conventionally are posing major environmental threats. The main reason is their excessive carbon emissions that are disturbing the balance of gases naturally present in our environment. However, today as individuals and governments are both starting to take a greater interest in sustainability, awareness of such matters has increased significantly. Many people are now realizing that these conventional ways of running the transport and logistics industry would bring nothing but damage to the environment, thereby leading to the development of alternative more sustainable fuels that are less detrimental to the environment. Large-scale production and usage of these fuels can play a major role in decarbonizing our economy and in reducing carbon emissions globally while the opposite can continue adding to our carbon footprint, the adverse effect of which might be completely irreversible. Therefore, sustainable fuel is our golden ticket to an emissions-free logistics world!

Energy management systems

Properly formulated energy management systems are integral for the execution of sustainable logistics. We are big believers in the fact that an idea no matter how great if not put to action the right way will never yield optimal results, so it is important to work on managing how sustainable logistics is done the right way. Gathering all the data needed and effectively optimizing routes are just two examples of what a properly managed system would include and is also something we abide by at gryn and the end results are always encouraging!  

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Hydrogen fuels for the logistics industry

Many experts now refer to hydrogen as the future of sustainable logistics that is capable of completely revolutionizing the world. It has the potential of accelerating innovations being made within the logistics industry and can help businesses cut down their costs significantly. This is because clean hydrogen can decarbonize our current pollution-causing industrial sector and can help us achieve a net-zero economy by 2050.

Biodiesel as a sustainable fuel

Biodiesel, which is a major part of sustainable logistics fuels, has to offer much in terms of sustainability, and its usage can contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon emissions, allowing the transport industry to reduce its carbon footprint. This has already been proven as highlighted in the EU Renewables Progress Report, published in June 2015. According to this report the usage of renewable energy, mainly biofuels resulted in a reduction of nearly 35 million tons of carbon emissions. Therefore, biofuels will also prove to be an excellent method of decarbonizing the logistics sector.

Conclusively, it would be useful to point out that the incorporation of green logistics through practices such as using electric vehicles for transportation has the potential of bringing about a sustainable revolution in our economic sector with the condition being that all businesses, consumers, and governments join hands to execute ideas effectively. While this may require some additional costs as vehicles will have to be replaced and other necessary amendments made, in the long run, this transition would prove to be good both in terms of environmental sustainability and as a means of controlling business costs significantly.

At gryn, we are contributing to environmental causes through our sustainable logistics. Through our intelligence platform, we are successfully building a sustainable logistics network that allows for the sharing, calculation, benchmarking, and optimization of emissions. Through gryn, businesses can share their carbon emissions with thousands of customers in no time and play their role in building supply chains and creating a green future.

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