Speedy Powered Access has announced that it is ditching regular diesel in favour of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
Speedy claims to be the first UK-based hire provider to switch to fuelling powered-access machinery with HVO as standard.
The switch follows a two-year trial which sought to test whether the fuel is fully compatible with Speedy’s machinery.
An independent verification also took place to ensure that the switch would result in a reduction in carbon emissions.
The move is initially expected to save around 225 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Speedy will also supply Green D+ HVO directly to customers’ sites, from 20 litre ‘fuel in a box’ packs to fully managed fuel services.
Commenting on the move, Speedy Powered Access managing director Andy Briggs said: “Moving away from red diesel complements our multi-million-pound investment in electric and hybrid assets in the last year.
“No matter what machinery contractors require, we now have a low-carbon solution to meet their needs.”
Speedy says it expects to rollout HVO as standard for power generator, plant, and commercial fleet customers in the future.
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