Gloucestershire-headquartered Howard Tenens Logistics has revealed that its Andover depot has switched from diesel to the low carbon alternative, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
The move to HVO is part of Howard Tenens Logistics’ strategy to drive down its carbon emissions. Having reviewed all available fuel and technology options, HVO was the clear choice due to its impressive carbon savings and the fact that it is a ‘drop in’ fuel, requiring no vehicle modifications.
Green Biofuels Ltd (GBF), is the supplier of GD+ HVO and will be delivering one million litres of 100% GD+HVO a year, sourced entirely from waste oils and fats. As GBF is certified by the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and is accredited under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme, Howard Tenens Logistics is confident the fuel is sustainably sourced and that the supply chain is regularly audited. By switching to HVO, the Andover HGVs will emit 92 per cent less carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions than when running on retail diesel (calculated on a well to wheel basis), which equates to a saving of 2,873 tonnes of CO2e a year.
These emission savings will result in cutting the company’s scope 1 carbon footprint emissions by 17% and will be the single biggest carbon reduction initiative introduced to date. Howard Tenens Logistics is now planning to look at other depots where a similar partnership approach can be adopted to roll out HVO.
Jamie Hartles, Chief Executive Officer of Howard Tenens Logistics, said: “Delivering mutual value is what we strive for as a business. With strong environmental credentials and a long track record of delivering environmental solutions for our customers, HVO is yet another positive step forward on our sustainability journey. As carbon reduction is a priority for our customers as well as ourselves, we took the initiative to act now in switching to a sustainable fuel that would create an immediate positive impact for both parties, rather than wait until electric and fuel cell vehicle technologies become available.”
Magnus Hammick, COO of GBF, added: “Driving down carbon emissions across entire supply chains and client networks is an extremely important, yet often overlooked part of the climate fight. We’re proud to be supporting Howard Tenens Logistics to make a difference today and to prove they are climate conscious industry leaders. Between now and net zero, incremental actions to reduce carbon footprints will be vital for the future of the planet”.