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Biodiesel powered truck

12 December 2012

At its distribution centre at Brackmills, Northamptonshire, John Lewis is turning waste cooking oil from its instore restaurants into eco-friendly biodiesel which it is using to power a Jungheinrich counterbalanced forkl

At its distribution centre at Brackmills, Northamptonshire, John Lewis is turning waste cooking oil from its instore restaurants into eco-friendly biodiesel which it is using to power a Jungheinrich counterbalanced forklift truck.

The oil is collected directly from shop stores by John Lewis's own delivery vehicles and brought back to the Northampton DC where it undergoes the chemical process that makes it suitable for use as a fuel.

The truck - which is mainly employed to undertake a range of general yard duties such as sorting, stacking and unloading wooden pallets and other packaging materials - features a Volkswagen engine approved for the use of biofuel.

In total John Lewis operates a fleet of over 70 Jungheinrich forklifts at the Brackmills DC.
 
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