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  • Ron Kotrba

Crown Oil receives UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association’s 2021 Green Award

Crown Oil Ltd., a fuel and renewable diesel distributor based in Bury, England, in the Greater Manchester area, has won the U.K. and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association Green Award for 2021 sponsored by Oilshield, a collaboration between European Insurance Services, Compass Environmental Consultancy and Aviva plc. The honor was announced during the inaugural virtual UKIFDA Expo & Future Fuels Conference in July, during which Janet Kettlewell, president of UKIFDA, cited Crown Oil’s involvement in renewable diesel fuel trials and its initiative decarbonizing home heating.

“Huge congratulations go to Crown Oil for winning our Green Award 2021,” said Ken Cronin, UKIFDA chief executive. “We felt they are a worthy winner because of their sheer range and extent of green initiatives in place. As a company, they are leading by example and not only has Crown Oil been involved in the [hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)] trials since winter 2020 and our Future Fuels initiative, but they are a leading U.K. HVO supplier that can boast an impressive 18,945 [metric] tons of [carbon] saved to-date from their customers switching to HVO. They are also the first and only U.K. fuel distributor to run their entire fleet on HVO.”

On receiving the award, Crown Oil stated, “Winning the Green Award is brilliant news for us as a business and will continue to inspire our environmental efforts. Our next step is our pledge to run all our buildings on renewable energy by December 2022. It’s fantastic to receive recognition for our environmental initiatives within the liquid fuel distribution industry by such a prestigious organization. The award further showcases our commitment to leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance for a decarbonized future.”

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