UK rental company Speedy has switched to using hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its delivery fleet. The news follows the company's switch to use HVO for its powered access fleet earlier this year as well as plans to use it for its power division by the end of the year.
92 percent of the company’s delivery, heavy goods and tankers across 21 locations will now be powered by Green D+ HVO fuel, which emits up to 90 percent less carbon compared with red diesel. Green D+ also removes 11 percent of nitrogen oxide emissions and is 20 percent lower in particulates compared to standard HVO. The company says it expects to save up to 5,000 tonnes of Co2 over the next 12 months as a result of the move.
Mike DeRome, Speedy's head of fuel, said: “We’re setting ambitious targets for reducing our environmental impact while simultaneously investing millions in low carbon equipment for contractors, as we set out to lead the way in decarbonising construction hire. Our fuel usage comprises the largest part of the business’ carbon footprint, making it a priority area for us to take action."
"Reducing emissions in our delivery fleet helps customers to make big gains in decarbonising their supply chain, reducing the overall carbon footprint of their projects. The switch to HVO fuel across our commercial fleet also helps the business to instantly reduce carbon emissions without wastefully retiring diesel powered assets early in favour of new vehicles, particularly while electric and hydrogen technologies continue to advance and mature.”