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World’s largest protein producer is testing CNG trucks in Brazil

JBS brands Friboi and Seara recently started a pilot project involving natural gas trucks manufactured by Scania. The sustainable vehicles’ CO₂ emissions are 15% lower in comparison with diesel-powered models.

In the case of Friboi, the truck makes daily runs between the cities of Andradina, Lins and São Paulo (SP), while the vehicle at Seara runs the route between São Paulo and Duque de Caxias, in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

On an annual basis, the Scania trucks provide a reduction of 7.6 tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to the emissions of four passenger cars, or enough to circle the world once in a family car.

The 100% CNG trucks use German technology and each of them comes with eight gas cylinders. They are also the first vehicles of their kind in Brazil.

With six decades of history, JBS is currently the largest protein producer in the world and the second largest food company in the world. The company operates in the processing of beef, pork, lamb and chicken, and also operates in the production of convenience foods and value added.

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