Practical options for more sustainable fuel use in your business
Published Friday 5 February, 2021
Without a doubt, the quest for ever-increasing levels of sustainability is driving change and shaping the world around us. Right now, we have to look for practical measures which utilise the available fuel technologies and take one step closer to a greener world.
However, being more sustainable doesn’t necessarily just mean changing the fuel you put into your vehicle, it could simply be finding ways to be more efficient in how you use and refuel your vehicles.
Using an additised diesel effectively could be the first step you take towards a more sustainable fuel solution. For example, Esso Diesel Efficient™ fuel has been shown to reduce particulate matter and CO2 emissions, the fuel formulation keeps fuel injector systems cleaner, which helps to protect the fuel system, improves fuel economy and reduces maintenance downtime.
Biofuels are increasingly becoming a very real alternative to ISO standard fuels and could already be the practical answer many are looking for. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a fossil-free, low carbon drop-in diesel replacement product made from 100% renewable waste, residues, and vegetable oils. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% in addition to sizeable reductions in tailpipe emissions. Drop-in diesel replacements, such as HVO, are easy to implement into your vehicles, as they require no engine or plant modifications.
Another alternative fuel that is cleaner burning than standard diesel is GTL Fuel. The higher number of consistent and uniform molecules that are generated in its manufacturing process, compared to conventional crude oil refining, means that GTL Fuel has improved combustion properties inside standard diesel engines. This helps reduce emissions of air pollutants and eradicate unwanted components such as sulphur, metals, and aromatics, making it non-toxic and significantly less harmful to the environment and therefore, improving air quality.
A practical and easily implemented option, which enables you to continue using ISO standard fuels but fulfil your sustainability objectives is to utilise our carbon compensation product. This works by us investing in a project on your behalf to purchase the required number of carbon units to offset the carbon created by the volume of fuel you use. The units are then retired, and you are provided with a full confirmation pack with all relevant documentation and certification relating to their carbon compensation.
Sustainability does not necessarily only have to come from the fuels you put in your tank, it can also be in how the fuel is put in. For example, the use of mobile refuelling means your vehicles are making fewer trips to the pump, saving you time, money, and carbon emissions. WP Group works towards its customers’ sustainability objectives by ensuring all its fuels are available for delivery or collection, and that its fuel management system can record all product transactions.
Reducing your carbon footprint may simply be a case of re-evaluating your fuel efficiency and ensuring that you are maximising any potential savings. Monitoring the fuel efficiency of your vehicles could be one of the most practical and effective measures you take to minimise your pollution levels. Using intelligent data and technology to provide you with real-time traceability and transparency for all your fuel transactions. Tracking the journey of every litre, providing quick, simple and easy reporting on your fuel consumption, spend and total carbon emissions. We work with our customers to reduce the number of deliveries they receive and to optimise their refuelling, being sustainable can work in parallel with cost-saving activities.
With so many options available to find a more efficient and sustainable way of keeping the wheels of industry turning, it’s not surprising that the demand for huge growth in biofuels is predicted over the next five years. But there are many ways of being greener and saving money on fuels at the same time. Perhaps this is a real win-win opportunity and time to reassess not just what you put in your tank, but how you put it in.
Find out how our sustainable fuel solutions can help your business fuel change, be more efficient and hit both your green and budgetary targets. Call us on 0800 980 6172 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.