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Wren Kitchens to use 100% renewable diesel in heavy-duty fleet by September

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Wren Kitchens announced May 30 its commitment to sustainable deliveries by switching 94 percent of its heavy-duty fleet to 100 percent renewable diesel.

By September, more than 200 of Wren Kitchens’ 18- and 44-metric-ton home-delivery trucks will be powered by environmentally friendly hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) derived from waste and residue oils. The move will deliver an immediate cut of up to 90 percent in CO2 emissions.

Wren Kitchens has been successfully trialing the initiative for three months and no performance issues have been reported. The trial took place at its Barton-upon-Humber depot in North Lincolnshire, England, where its yard vehicles were successfully powered by the green fuel.

“We’re committed to minimizing our environmental impact while delivering customers’ kitchens and improving environmental performance throughout our operations,” said Lee Holmes, Wren Kitchens transport and logistics director. “The introduction of HVO is another exciting milestone in our long-term sustainability plan and it also plays a pivotal part in delivering against the government’s target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

HVO fueling stations will be implemented across Wren’s network of eight U.K. transport depots in Stansted, Bristol, Lanark, Howden, Barton-upon-Humber, Dudley, Rochester and Manchester.

After winning five Motor Transport Awards last year for excellence in all areas including efficient operations and green innovations, Wren is continuing to pursue industry-leading environmentally friendly initiatives.

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