EMG’s Move to HVO Green D+ Fuel Saves 300 Tons of Emissions
The UK-based OB-services firm installed its own HVO Green D+ fuel station
With sustainable remote-production services increasingly a focus of providers around the globe, the news that EMG has saved more than 300 tons of emissions by adopting Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Green D+ fuel for its fleet of production trucks is proof that new options can help the environment as well as business.
As part of its sustainability strategy, in 2021, EMG became the first production-truck and -facilities company in the UK to install its own HVO Green D+ fuel station. Located at EMG’s UK HQ in High Wycombe, the bonded HVO Green D+ fuel tank has the capacity to fill all EMG’s diesel trucks, tenders, and support vehicles when in base.
HVO Green D+ fuel can deliver up to 90% reductions in net CO2 greenhouse emissions, compared with regular diesel, and is, therefore, significantly better for the environment than regular diesel or biodiesel. HVO fuel is made from waste and renewable feedstocks (classified by EU’s REDII legislation), waste and residues from industry that are unfit for animal or human consumption.
According to Rohan Mitchell, ESG (environmental, social and governance) director, EMG, the company has ambitious long-term targets for sustainability and is committed to making a meaningful reduction in its environmental impact.
“We are always working with our valued partners and stakeholders to help to drive actionable change,” he says. “We have an ongoing commitment for a more sustainable business and are continually reviewing our activities to accelerate a clean and green culture.”
Simon Cook, head of fleet and support services, EMG UK, adds that the results of EMG’s HVO use have been very promising and that the company is exploring options to maximize its reach to the farthest corners of our operations.
“There is no sign yet of a one-size-fits-all solution,” he explains, “so we are currently analyzing what fleet applications could be supported by alternative fuel technology, such as battery, hydrogen, and any innovations that can help us reduce our emissions. We’re due to launch further initiatives on this over the coming months.”