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Biomethane: The Greenest Alternative Fuel of All?
UPS package car in London

This week, UPS announced the deployment of 10 dual-fuel biomethane-diesel vehicles in the United Kingdom. The addition of biomethane fuel technology to our diverse fleet is potentially very exciting, as biomethane is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly vehicle fuels yet.

Biomethane is a renewable energy source produced from organic waste, in this case derived from a landfill.  Biomethane has unique properties and provides a number of environmental benefits. It has great potential for reducing carbon – each unit of biomethane cuts emissions well-to-wheel by 70% compared to diesel. Also, it reduces our dependency on fossil fuels. And it’s also one of the few alternative fuels that supports long-haul, heavy end trucks used for moving package trailers.

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UPS Provides a Smooth Ride Across the UK
Deloitte Ride Across Britain

From horses to bikes, there is never a dull moment at UPS as preparations continue in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A crucial part of our planning over the coming months has focused on testing the large-scale logistical processes that will be used during the London 2012 Games for the live, nationwide events.  

The latest event to put UPS to the test was the Deloitte Ride Across Britain (RAB), where we facilitated the event’s logistics processes over the course of nine days. Launched in 2010, the RAB offers the opportunity for approximately 600 solo riders and relay teams to raise money for Paralympics GB by cycling the iconic 900 mile route from John O’Groats to Lands End.

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