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Suttons, chemical customer trial HVO fuel

May 21, 2024
UK-based bulk logistics provider is delivering products to 2M’s water treatment sites in trucks powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil in bid to reduce emissions with existing equipment

Suttons Tankers and chemical customer the 2M Group of Companies are testing hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in a six-month trial of the alternative fuel aimed at decreasing carbon emissions in trucking operations.

In the trial, dedicated vehicles from 2M’s water treatment business are delivering products to water treatment sites across the U.K. while running on a blend of 37% HVO, instead of conventional diesel fuel, the companies reported.

Suttons says it reduced emissions by 80% in a previous HVO trial with select vehicles.

“We are delighted to be trialing hydrotreated vegetable oil as an alternative fuel in our vehicles,” Mark Johnson-Treherne, 2M group logistics manager, said in a news release. “By entering this six-month trial with Suttons, we are aiming to reduce our environmental footprint with innovative solutions whilst providing the same quality service for our customers.” 

The partners report reducing emissions by 3.8 metric tons in the trial’s first four weeks.

The HVO they’re using is certified by Zemo Partnership, and feedstock and supply chain sustainability is certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system. HVO is a sustainable fuel source that boasts a lower carbon footprint than diesel while remaining compatible with existing diesel engines.

“We are excited to be a part of this significant milestone in our sustainability journey,” said Rajat Bhardwaj, Suttons ESG manager.

“The results of our HVO fuel trial highlight the strides we are making toward reducing our environmental impact and embracing cleaner energy alternatives. The reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions demonstrate how effective HVO fuel is for driving sustainability within our operations.

“This reaffirms our commitment to integrating environmental considerations into our growth strategy. Moving forward, we remain dedicated to advancing sustainability initiatives that benefit Suttons, its customers, and the communities we serve.”

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