NEP switches outside broadcast fleet to HVO

Tue 08 February 2022 View all news

Outside broadcast solutions provider NEP UK has announced that its fleet of trucks will be powered by recycled biofuel from Zemo's Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme-accredited supplier, Green Biofuels. NEP's move follows a similar switch by logistics company, Howard Tenens.

The introduction of green diesel (GD) and hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) to the NEP UK fleet of Mercedes units is a part of the organisation's plans to reach carbon net zero/carbon neutrality.

The logistics company, Howard Tenens, recently made a similar switch with its Andover-based fleet. (See this link.) 

Simon Moorhead, managing director, NEP UK Broadcast Services, said: ““Switching our fleet to be powered by GD+ HVO is one of the key initiatives we have committed to in the UK to support NEP’s global ‘Project Earth’ environmental sustainability initiative. We have agreed to responsible business targets that place sustainability at the heart of our operations and business. We believe that doing business that is right for the earth is the right thing to do.”

Magnus Hammick, COO of Zemo Partnership member, Green Biofuels, added: “We are delighted to be supporting NEP’s journey to net zero, helping the planet one tank a time.”

GD+ HVO is a sustainable renewable replacement for fossil diesel and is made from 100% waste organic matter such as used cooking oils and fats and other agri waste.

All of NEP UK’s Mercedes Actros units are fitted with predictive powertrain control (PPC) which monitors the vehicle’s kinetic energy to save fuel consumption. NEP vehicles are also fitted with wind deflectors to improve fuel economy by as much as 8%. With the assistance of Mercedes Benz driver training, this has created fuel-efficient driving patterns and sustainable, long-term savings.

Note: Greener Biofuels is a supplier accredited under Zemo Partnership's Renewable Fuels Accreditation Scheme. Zemo recently announced that 14 suppliers are now fully approved under the RFAS. See this news link.  

Image courtesy of NEP

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