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EMG goes green with HVO fuel OB trucks

The company says it has saved over 300 tonnes of emissions so far with the move, the equivalent of powering an average UK house for over 103 years

EMG has revealed a move to recycled biofuels has helped it save over 300 tonnes of emissions so far, the equivalent of powering an average UK house for over 103 years.

As part of its sustainability strategy, EMG became the first OB and facilities company in the UK to install its own Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Green D+ fuel station in 2021.

Located at EMG’s UK HQ in High Wycombe, the bonded HVO Green D+ fuel tank has the capacity to fill all EMG’s diesel trucks, tenders and support vehicles when in base.

HVO Green D+ fuel can deliver up to 90 per cent reductions in net CO₂ greenhouse emissions, when compared to regular diesel, said the company. The fuel is made from waste and renewable feedstocks (classified by EU’s REDII legislation) that are unfit for animal or human consumption.

Simon Cook, Head of Fleet and Support Services, EMG UK said:” We are passionate about supporting the broadcast industry by minimising our tail pipe emissions. The results of our HVO usage have been very promising and we are exploring options to maximise its reach to further corners of our operations.

“There is no sign yet of a ‘one size fits all, solution so we are currently analysing what fleet applications could be supported by alternative fuel technology such as battery, hydrogen and any new innovations that can help us reduce our emissions.  We’re due to launch further initiatives on this over the coming months.”