Fuel & Lubricant distributor, New Era Fuels Ltd., has teamed up with Green Biofuels to provide Green D+ (an enhanced form of HVO – hydrotreated vegetable oil), a low emission fossil-free diesel alternative, so that New Era’s infrastructure and construction customers can significantly and instantly lower their carbon emissions and environmental impact.
New Era Fuels will distribute and be the preferred supplier of Green D+ fuel, within and around the London M25 region initially, to a network of approximately 4,000 customers, including the big name brands such as Volker Fitzpatrick and Balfour Beatty. This will be followed by distribution via New Era’s depots covering East Anglia, across to Oxfordshire and down to Kent. Green D+ will be available in bulk (up to 36,000L) and smaller quantities (200–1,000L) on nationwide next day delivery.
The partnership will see New Era Fuels add Green D+ to its offering in line with their current fuel solutions. With a potential c.100 million litres used across their client base, CO2e emission savings could reach more than 232,000 metric tonnes when compared to conventional red diesel.
Using Green D+ fuel reduces particulate emissions by up to 85% and Nitrogen Oxides by up to 30% compared to regular diesel, according to independent tests at the Millbrook specialist vehicle testing facility. New Era’s customers will therefore have the option to significantly lower their emissions, helping them move towards a more sustainable environmental with reduced impact. Green D+ can be used immediately and without any changes to equipment or fuel tanks, meaning companies can take climate change action quickly with no costly upgrades to machinery or equipment.
Green D+ is the leading HVO based (hydrotreated vegetable oil) paraffinic fuel that significantly improves local air quality, giving the lowest emission of any advanced fuel, replacing standard diesels in plant and equipment on construction sites.
William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels Limited, commented: “New Era Fuels is a leader in its field, both in size of distribution network and in quality of delivery – we’re extremely pleased to be working with them to reach even more of the infrastructure and construction industries and to enable a greener, cleaner shift to eco-friendly fuel.
“Infrastructure and construction are, historically, some of the biggest consumers of fossil fuels, but there is growing recognition from industry players that they need to embrace diesel alternatives swiftly in order to slow climate change and align with governmental policy. At Green Biofuels, we want to help our customers who use diesel engines to adopt an environmentally friendly and commercially viable alternative to standard diesel fuels.
“The advantage of using our fuel is that it has an immediate positive impact on air quality, something we all aspire to.”
James Hunt, managing director of New Era Fuels Ltd., said: “Fossil-free fuels have enormous potential and we believe Green D+, with its formulated additives, is the best product out there – it lasts longer and it performs better. For New Era, where we seek always to provide our customers with the best products available, with the best accredited customer service including FORS Gold, Construction Line Gold members, HS2 approved trucks, ISO 9001:2015; 14001:2015; 45001, and our unrivalled delivery service, it’s a no brainer.”
Green D+ is aligned with each of the Mayor of London, TFL and Network Rail’s separate policies to reduce transport’s contribution to climate change with the use of, amongst other initiatives, biofuels. Specifically, in line with the Mayor’s proposal for solutions which are price competitive with conventional technology, Green D+ enables construction and infrastructure operators to switch from conventional road vehicles to low CO2- emitting transport and low carbon fuel sources without any change to equipment or fuel tanks.
Green D+ has already been widely adopted in the UK as a drop-in diesel replacement by centrally fuelled fleets – on-road, off-road and in back-up power applications, where it helps to meet the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and the Non-Road Mobile Machinery requirements for improved air quality.