The global logistics specialist Rhenus and the Bosch Group, a leading technology and services company, are already reducing their road freight emissions by more than 80% thanks to Repsol’s renewable fuel. With this initiative, the leading global logistics provider is demonstrating its commitment to helping its customers achieve their sustainability goals and contribute to the decarbonisation of the sector.

As part of the agreement, Rhenus will put two vehicles into operation, powered by renewable fuel supplied by Repsol. These trucks will make a daily round trip between the Rhenus hub in Irun and the Robert Bosch plants in Aranjuez and Madrid.

“Our partnership with Bosch underlines our ongoing commitment to innovation and the implementation of solutions that significantly reduce our impact on the environment and at the same time help our customers to achieve their sustainability goals,” says Andoni Izquierdo, Member of the Steering Committee of Rhenus Road Spain.

The renewable fuel these trucks are already using is an advanced, 100% renewable biofuel produced from waste materials such as used cooking oil and forest residues, providing an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative. It meets the sustainability certifications required by the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive and reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 80% compared to conventional fuels, without requiring any changes to the vehicle fleet.

This initiative places Rhenus ahead in the field of transport decarbonisation, taking a further stride towards its ambition of fully decarbonising its truck fleet by 2030. Additionally, it aligns with Bosch’s aim for a more sustainable supply chain.

Ignacio Eguiguren, Operations Manager at Rhenus Irun, and Ricardo Almeida, Group Global Key Account Manager, emphasise the importance of this project: “At Rhenus, we believe in the importance of leading the change towards cleaner and more sustainable freight transport. We look forward to seeing the results of this pioneering project.”

For her part, Cecilia Cintado, director of Logistics at Bosch Aranjuez plant, explains that this initiative “exemplifies Bosch’s commitment to the constant search for new models of environmental efficiency in our supply chain. In the Rhenus Group, we have found a strategic partner who is committed to our needs and goals. This agreement is an example of how leading companies in industry and transport can join forces to anticipate tomorrow and implement the freight transport we will need in the future.”