The latest addition to our fleet of tankers is a DAF, LF and has been lovingly nicknamed the green machine and that’s not just because of its green livery... Working closely with DAF we are piloting this tanker as the first in our fleet to run on HVO instead of the traditional diesel.
Will Goff commented
“HVO has no maintenance or fuel economy implications, and you can mix it with fossil diesel in a bulk tank. So far, our trial has gone smoother than we could have possibly imagined, and the potential carbon savings could be huge”.
The UK Government aims to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 under its Road to Zero strategy. HVO, while not the full solution, could offer a stepping-stone while other technologies are developed.
HVO Renewable Diesel has been officially certified as a sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), has previously been used and tested in diesel engines, offering net greenhouse gas CO2 reductions of up to 90% in such engines. It is also a non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.
Truck maker DAF is a big supporter of HVO fuels. Phil Moon, UK marketing manager at DAF commented:
“Let’s suppose you run a truck that covers 100,000 miles annually at an average 10mpg, which means it burns 10,000 gallons/45,400 litres of fossil diesel a year. That means it emits 121.6 tonnes of CO2 yearly, but if you switch to HVO you can cut that figure by 109.5 tonnes.”
Keep your eyes peeled for the green machine as it delivers to customers across East Anglia.
HVO fuel at a glance:
FOSSIL FREE – a renewable and sustainable fuel
Up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions
Can be mixed with regular diesel
Carbon offset delivery mileage