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Certas Energy to offer UK-wide renewable diesel delivery, plans to supply more HGV refueling sites


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Certas Energy customers across the U.K. can now power their operations with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), also known as renewable diesel—and instantly cut up to 90 percent of their business’ greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.

As well as fueling its own fleet with the low-carbon diesel alternative, the U.K.’s leading fuel distributor has launched HVO delivery to businesses across the U.K.

The drop-in renewable fuel is also available at selected Certas Energy refueling sites, including its Thurrock heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) refueling site—making Certas Energy the first in the U.K. to offer HVO fuel to HGV fuel-card users at the pump.

The company has plans to roll out supply across more of its nationwide network of HGV refueling sites over the coming months.

HVO is a drop-in diesel alternative that offers a cleaner way to fuel commercial on- and off-road fleets than traditional red or white diesel, with no engine modifications required.

The roll-out of HVO across Certas Energy’s extensive network underpins the company’s commitment to supporting U.K. businesses on their transition journey to net zero.

“Our nationwide HVO offering marks a major milestone for our company and, more importantly, our customers,” said Niki Holt, the commercial head at Certas Energy. “The renewable diesel alternative provides an immediate and simple carbon-reduction benefit for businesses working towards cleaner operations—it’s simply drop in and go. This seamless fuel change means diesel-dependent industries can make a smooth, frictionless transition and realize significant sustainability benefits, without delay or disruption. We are proud to be leading with energy by offering a viable route for businesses looking to lower their carbon footprint, today.”

Certas Energy is not just delivering on its promise to bring HVO to customers. The company is also adopting the fuel across its own delivery fleet.

Following a successful trial at two depots, which saw almost 1,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions cut from operations in just one year, Certas Energy is already well on the way to rolling out HVO across its 900-strong fleet.

With industry forecasts predicting significant demand for renewable diesel over the coming years, Certas Energy has already committed significant investment to expand its offer.

The transition to HVO is one of several decarbonization initiatives implemented by Certas Energy as part of its commitment to both support the U.K.’s journey to net zero as well as to dramatically reduce its own operational CO2 emissions (50 percent reduction by 2030).

Certas Energy is part of DCC plc, a leading international sales, marketing and support services group, which launched its new Leading With Energy strategy in May.

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