Alternate Fuels Trials

Citywide has a track record of innovation in environmental management. We are responding with direct action to the huge groundswell of community and government concerns over climate change.

From waste and drought management to investment in world leading emissions reduction technology: we not only measure and reduce our own impact on the environment, we also help our customers meet their environmental targets.

Responding to Key Challenges

Aware of the City of Melbourne’s Zero Net Emissions by 2020 Strategy and more recent draft Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, we continue to modify our operations to reduce energy use and minimise carbon emissions.

Citywide’s environmental management is controlled through the adoption and implementation of Environmental Management Systems and Environmental Management Plans. Our approach also goes beyond compliance with industry accreditations to identifying sustainable outcomes in every area of the business. The implementation of energy audit recommendations and employee education programs has seen Citywide actively reduce energy use. Fleet purchasing requirements have been reviewed to incorporate fuel efficiency and reduced air and noise emissions.

Alternate Fuel Trials

Citywide monitors and trails the latest in alternative fuel technology, leading the adoption of alternate fuel in the physical services industry. Citywide:

  • was the first Australian company to trial CNG (compressed natural gas) technology in waste vehicles
  • recently completed trialling a new LPG system which has been fitted to the company’s waste compactors in the City of Manningham
  • updated purchasing requirements ensuring new utilities are fitted with LPG
  • reviews and expands equipment and fleet to incorporate LPG and fuel efficient hybrid options.

Quantifiable Outcomes

Citywide’s duel fuel LPG trial has confirmed that by combining two fuels a far higher percentage - 95% to 97% - of diesel fuel is burnt during the combustion cycle. This results in far cleaner emissions, lower exhaust temperatures and improved fuel consumption. Significant energy and environmental benefits of the trial have included:

  • a reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 14% (greenhouse gas)
  • a 12% reduction in NOx (an extremely toxic pollutant)
  • a significant 10-15% reduction in fuel costs
  • lower exhaust temperatures
  • cleaner oil
Find out more about Sustainability & Innovation at Citywide, or speak to us today.