Flix and Shell to Introduce Alternative Fuels for Long-Distance Coaches

Flix has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and entered a long-term strategic partnership with Shell to increase the use of alternative fuels on its long-distance FlixBus coaches.

Throughout this partnership, the two companies will collaborate to create the necessary infrastructure for decarbonising bus fleets.

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As a first project under the new strategic partnership, Shell and Flix aim at advancing the development and introduction of bio-LNG for the Flix coach fleet
Fabian Stenger, COO, Flix SE said:

“People want to travel. It is our mission to make their trips as sustainable as possible by providing smart and green mobility solutions. Together with our partner Shell, we explore the use of alternative fuels. Biogas, in particular, is one big step ahead, as it does not only reduce CO2 emissions significantly, but also helps to recycle organic waste and avoids landfills. We are committed to introducing this technology in our network, as our-long term goal is to achieve carbon neutrality and thus contribute to shaping a new, safer and healthier context for generations to come.”

As the first project under this agreement, Shell and Flix will develop and introduce a bio-LNG fuel alternative for the Flix coach fleet.

Both companies have set the target of equipping up to 50 Flix coaches with bio-LNG technology within the next two years.

Bio-LNG is a biofuel made from organic waste. To produce bio-LNG, the components of biogas are separated and liquified to multiply its energy density by 600. This makes the biofuel ideal for heavy-duty transport.

The two companies have set the target of equipping up to 50 Flix coaches with bio-LNG technology within the next two years. The bio-LNG for this project will be produced from agricultural residuals.

Sönke Kleymann, Managing Director euroShell Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG said:

“Shell is committed to shaping the future of mobility in a sustainable manner. This is also true for heavy-duty vehicles and coach traffic. With this cooperation between Shell and Flix, we set a milestone for sustainable mobility. We are looking forward to jointly implementing projects to support the decarbonisation of long-distance coach services.”

In addition to investing in the production of bio-LNG, the partnership will also focus on the development of alternative fuels such as HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oils), biodiesel, hydrogen and electricity for FlixBus’s long-distance services.

 

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