NEP UK is moving its entire fleet of outside broadcast trucks to recycled biofuel as it looks to further its commitment to sustainability.
According to the company, the introduction of GD+ HVO to the NEP UK fleet is a step forward in reducing CO₂ emissions and achieving carbon net zero / carbon neutrality.
GD+ HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) is an ultra-low emission sustainable alternative ‘drop in’ fuel that requires no vehicle modifications for diesel engines. It is described as a sustainable renewable replacement for fossil diesel and is made from 100 per cent waste organic matter such as used cooking oils and fats and other Agri waste.
By moving its fleet of trucks to using GD+ HVO, NEP said it is aiming to reduce its greenhouse gases related to transport by 95 per cent and improve local air quality by reducing tail pipe emissions by up to 85 per cent.
NEP added that while moving to biofuel will not completely reduce emissions to net zero, it will also offset any remaining emissions through a carbon offsetting programme.
Justin Readings, transport manager for NEP said, “NEP has switched its fleet of Mercedes units, already equipped with the latest clean diesel Euro 6 engines, to run on GD+ HVO. This move is part of a wider sustainable Project Earth initiative. We have been working with our clients and partners to reduce the carbon footprint for all broadcast sports and through this joint effort with Green Biofuels we can bring about fundamental changes which reflects our commitment to climate change.”