LC Energy are delighted to showcase their new FB 25-G Electric Forklifts to be operated across our depots for loading our biomass wood pellets, ready for delivery.
The switch to electric, from traditional fossil fuel powered forklift trucks, is part of LC Energy’s Sustainability Strategy, led by Sustainability Coordinator Zander Dale and brings with it a plethora of environmental, social, and economic benefits.
The switch to electric forklifts across two sites will save 261.74 kg CO2eq per week, equating to 13.61 tonnes Co2eq per annum.(Calculations are based on a 20hr work week per truck, using the UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting).
The transition omits the emission of diesel exhaust fumes on site, resulting in no carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (N2O), sulphur oxides (SOx), particulate matter (PMx) and hydrocarbons, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), being released into the atmosphere. Taking these emissions out of the equation is not only an environmental benefit, but a social one, reducing the exposure of staff to harmful carcinogenic and respiratory pollutants.
The benefits do not stop at the environmental and social aspects of sustainability but also the economic side. The transition also shows a saving of around £2,803.93 on fuel costs per annum (not considering the reduced maintenance costs).
The switch to electric forklifts is only one of the ways that LC Energy is reducing emissions and its environmental impact. Improvements within our supply chains and the sustainable management and utilisation of biomass is key in order to decarbonise heat and achieve the Government’s target of Net Zero emissions by 2050.
LC Energy is working with land owners to help the Government to reach its tree planting goals. If you are looking to plant trees, create more woodland and help offset the UK’s carbon emissions, please get in contact.