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Stobart delivers Walkers Crisps across UK in trucks powered by renewable diesel

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Stobart has continued to expand its use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), also known as renewable diesel, across its network for customer PepsiCo.


The fuel is made from used cooking oil.


Walkers Crisps are now being transported from PepsiCo’s Leicester site in England to retailers using 5 million liters (1.32 million gallons) of HVO, to fuel over 11 million miles of U.K. heavy-duty truck journeys across the remainder of this year.


Every kilometer powered by HVO generates 85 percent less GHG emissions when compared with conventional diesel, reducing the impact of these journeys on the planet, as Walkers Crisps make their way to customers.

Stobart’s use of HVO is estimated to save 13,000 metric tons in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by the end of 2024.


It is the latest in a series of green initiatives over the past two years to expand the use of sustainable HVO fuel across the PepsiCo business.


HVO has already replaced diesel on trucks traveling between the Quaker Oats Mill in Cupar and Walkers’ home in Leicester, alongside routes between British farms and Leicester.


This means that low-carbon HVO is now being used to power 40 percent of transportation used to make and deliver Walkers Crisps, with PepsiCo’s total miles running on HVO fuel equating to 14 million this year, saving over 16,000 tons in GHG emissions.


The initiative will help support Stobart’s decarbonization goals as it works towards achieving science-based targets.


It also forms part of PepsiCo Positive, the PepsiCo transformation program that includes a goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2040.


“This important initiative will help Stobart and PepsiCo to jointly decarbonize their supply-chain service by over 13,000 tons of carbon this year alone,” said Stobart CEO David Pickering. “We’re now actively working on further initiatives with PepsiCo to continue to accelerate our decarbonization journey.”



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