Hills’ move to HVO will reduce emissions by up to 90%

Hills Waste Solutions has transitioned its Bristol HGV fleet from diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). This move will reduce the waste management provider’s fuel-related carbon (CO2) emissions by up to 90%.

Nathan Carr, Hills Waste Solutions’ Divisional Fleet Manager, commented: ‘All Hills’ frontline HGVs operating out of the Bristol Depot are already ULEZ compliant and meet the latest Euro VI emissions regulations. We are committed to managing waste sustainably and powering our operations more environmentally friendly. That’s why we have chosen to go the extra mile and fuel our fleet with HVO, which can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

‘Changing to HVO is another example of our commitment to operating sustainably, which already includes route planning to minimise mileage and driver training to ensure that vehicles are driven carefully to help optimise fuel efficiency.’

Neil Luce, Operations Manager at Hills Waste Solutions, added: ‘This transition to HVO fuel is not just about Hills Waste Solutions. It’s a collaborative effort to support businesses our Bristol depot serviced that share our sustainability commitment. By using Certas Energy HVO-powered waste collection vehicles, we’re reducing our own environmental impact and enabling our partners to do the same, extending the reach of sustainability commitments throughout the supply chain.’

The HVO is supplied by Certas Energy, the largest distributor of fuel and lubricants in the UK and a member of the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS). Membership of RFAS means that Certas Energy undergoes continuous compliance monitoring, including an annual audit that ensures HVO is derived from 100% renewable raw materials and sustainable waste and that GHG emissions intensity claims are verified accordingly.

Craig Dando, Senior Business Development Manager at Certas Energy, added, ‘We are thrilled to supply Hills Waste Solutions with our premium HVO fuel. This project is a great example of our shared vision for a sustainable future, and together, we are proud to be making strides towards a responsible energy mix.’

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