bioMérieux wishes to minimize its carbon footprint over a short, but daily route, using little-tested technologies, and thus help the development of such innovations by giving them an opportunity (pioneering role). The innovative nature of this project is based on a combined action aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions of a tractor with refrigerated trailer.
In addition, through this project, bioMérieux wishes to support the efforts of its service provider (TFMO) in reducing the carbon footprint of its vehicle fleet, in particular by accepting risk management at its own level (uninterrupted transportation and temperature hold of finished products).
To reduce its carbon footprint on such a daily route, the following is planned:
- Replace a diesel-powered tractor with a low emissions tractor (technologies considered: hybrid and all-electric);
- Set up a refrigerated trailer with a refrigeration unit powered by an all-electric motor.
The tractor and trailer will be operated by TFMO, but the vehicle is intended for shuttle routes dedicated exclusively to bioMérieux activities.
As part of this project, the company must face several technical challenges:
- The battery life of the tractor battery pack (hybrid version): 10 km (to be determined for the all-electric version);
- The charging time of the various batteries; limited to the time that the vehicle is at the docks (loading/unloading time);
The power consumption and energy efficiency of the refrigerated trailer, whose doors are opened frequently during loading or unloading.