Craggs Energy Selects Green Biofuels’ Gd+ HVO for launch of UK’s first in-land HVO fuel terminal 

Businesses and other fuel suppliers across the country can now access over half a million litres of drop-in diesel replacement fuel from Craggs Energy’s Head Office in Hebden Bridge, and its largest fuel terminal in Padiham, Lancashire. 

Craggs Energy will be providing B2B suppliers, customers and businesses with Green Biofuels’ Gd+ HVO as a renewable alternative to both red and white diesel. Gd+ can be used instantly in any diesel engine without prior modifications and makes emissions savings of up to an eighty-five percent reduction in particulates, and up to a thirty percent reduction in Nitrogen Oxides, thanks to a special additive not found in any other HVO fuel available to the UK market.

Matthew Crockett, Managing Director at Craggs Energy comments: “This is a huge achievement for Craggs Energy, and we are delighted to be working with GBF as an authorised distributor to supply this drop-in, renewable diesel that reduces carbon (CO2e) emissions by up to ninety percent. 

“We have already had a big uptake from our existing customers and businesses such as Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate and Pavertec who have made the commitment to reducing their CO2e output. 

Now that a number of industries are no longer entitled to use rebated red diesel it’s now more important than ever that businesses have a reliable source of an alternative diesel to keep their fleet and operations running smoothly. From our hubs within the heart of the UK, we are looking to considerably grow our coverage and supply of Gd+ HVO Fuel.”

Magnus Hammick, Chief Operating Officer at GBF said: “This is another step forward in the switch to alternative fuels and we are happy to be working with a highly reputable and innovative fuel supplier such as Craggs Energy to grow our network and engage businesses to convert to this cleaner and renewable fuel. 

“GBF and Craggs have invested heavily in infrastructures, including storage tanks and state of the art pumps at their depots in the North of England to be able to store large quantities of our Gd+ HVO fuel for businesses and suppliers across the country. This is the first in-land HVO distribution hub in the UK which means we have greater resilience for capacity and demand. 

“The response we have seen so far since working with Craggs has been very positive and we are excited about what the next twelve months will bring for this partnership and renewable fuels.” 

What is HVO Fuel? 

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Fuel EN 15940 is a paraffinic diesel fuel, it’s FAME free, has a high cetane number (70+), reduces AdBlue consumption and has excellent cold weather performance. Several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including, Scania and Caterpillar have approved HVO for use in heavy duty road vehicles, passenger cars and non-road vehicles.

Craggs Energy have partnered with GBF Ltd to supply Gd+ HVO Fuel – the cleanest alternative diesel on the market which has been supercharged with an engine-enhancing additive. 

Gd+ is certified under the UK Renewable Fuel Assurance Scheme and has proof of sustainability from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC). 

The Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme is an initiative designed and managed by Zemo Partnership that aims to give fleet operators independent assurance of purchasing sustainable, low-carbon fuels which have been approved under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).

What are the benefits to your business? 

Green credentials for tenders.

Most large organisations and public bodies now have a rigorous sustainability policy, meaning they seek out and favour green partner companies over less sustainable competitors. 

It’s important to show your green credentials in every part of the supply chain and if your business is competing for a piece of work, demonstrating your green credentials can help set you apart.

Enhanced brand image and reputation.

Investing in reducing your carbon footprint could give you the competitive edge when it comes to standing out in a crowded marketplace. Going green can do wonders for your public image and profile when tendering for contracts. 

Knowing that you are conducting business in an eco-friendly manner allows you to introduce a green angle to your marketing strategy and attract new ethically focused consumers.  

Better financial and investment opportunities.

Green-focused businesses often take advantage of a far wider range of grants, loans and funding than a traditional business might. 

Increased readiness for future legislation.

Going green now could save you a significant amount further down the line, should the government or your industry enforce specific green provisions or regulations.

Increased morale and attracting new talent.

Going green doesn’t only foster positive feelings from customers. Employees feel safer working for green businesses. Involving workers in company-wide green initiatives can boost the morale of your team. This is also a good way to reduce turnover, because employees don’t want to leave a place that makes them feel as if they are a part of a work community that cares.

According to recruitment website Totaljobs, more than a quarter of UK employees would consider taking a substantial pay cut to work at a more environmentally responsible organisation. For Millennials alone, this figure leaps up to 50%. 

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