Treepz, the Nigerian-founded mobility startup, has partnered with FEMADEC Group to launch eco-friendly buses as part of continued efforts to “Go Green” and help Nigeria contribute its quota to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
FEMADEC Express Ltd, a subdivision of FEMADEC Group, specializes in compressed natural gas-powered mass transportation and logistics. With compressed natural gas (CNG) being identified as a viable source of sustainable energy, its use as a vehicular fuel is said to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% compared to oil-based fuels like petroleum.
Recently, Treepz Ghana launched an electric bus programme to further improve the quality of transport options and reduce CO2 emissions. This was announced to kick off in partnership with the state-owned bus service network in Ghana.
There’s no denying that the transportation sector has been a major contributor to these harmful greenhouse emissions we mentioned. According to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), road transport is responsible for 50% of the greenhouse gases emitted from the transport sector in Nigeria. Given the robustness of this finding, it is important that we support governmental efforts by adopting safer, eco-friendly transport options.
Speaking on the partnership which has kicked off with buses plying different routes in Lagos, Johnny Enagwolor, President and Co-founder of Treepz Inc said; “Together, Treepz and FEMADEC can help promote decarbonization in Lagos and cushion the impact of petrol scarcity when it arises. With more environmentally-friendly buses on our roads, we will greatly reduce harmful vehicular emissions that pose a health risk to us”
According to Mr. Fola Akinola, CEO of FEMADEC Group, this partnership forms part of the company’s strategy to promote a greener African transport ecosystem. He said: “Working with like-minded partners like Treepz will help us achieve our sustainability goals. Through this partnership, we look forward to playing a driving role in green transport innovations in Nigeria’’.