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Scania and Flix work together to promote biogas in bus travel

Flix and Scania announce a long-term partnership to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by developing new solutions and influencing the design of the needed infrastructure.

As a first objective, the two companies aim to equip up to 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) coaches of the Flix bus partners in their fleet. The technologies used, developed and manufactured by Scania, are devised to allow the use of LNG and Bio-LNG interchangeably to facilitate the transition towards the most sustainable gas solution.

In the initial phase of the project, the coaches can run on different fuel mixes of bio and fossil origin. The goal of the project is to progressively increase the share of Bio-LNG from organic waste in such mixes until the coaches run on Bio-LNG only, resulting in an expected CO2 emission reduction rate of around 80% on average. This objective falls within the framework of Scania’s and Flix’s long-term goal of carbon neutrality.

The outfitting of the coaches is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Irizar, the global bus and coach manufacturer, is integrating the Irizar i6s Efficient with the Scania chassis.

“Climate change is increasingly taking its toll on the planet and people’s lives, and as a global travel tech company we are aware of our responsibility in paving the way for a more sustainable future for the communities we serve. Therefore, we are eager to seize any viable opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment, with fleet transformation being crucial to this end. Scania is an extremely valuable ally for Flix and our bus partners, who operate the business, in different countries, and we are happy to be able to rely on their long-term expertise and know-how to contribute to reshaping long-distance mobility. In time, this will also help us adapt our offering to the rising demand for low-impact travel options from a public that is growing more and more environmentally conscious by the day,” commented Fabian Stenger, Chief Operating Officer at Flix.