Group trials biofuel with Suttons Tankers

The 2M Group of Companies, in collaboration with Suttons Tankers as one of their major selected logistics partners, have embarked on a six-month trial using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative fuel aimed at decreasing carbon emissions.

As key players in the chemical and logistics industries, the 2M Group of Companies and Suttons Tankers jointly recognise their responsibility to sustainability and the ways in which they can work towards a greener future.

In this latest trial, dedicated vehicles from the 2M Water Treatment business, delivering critical products to Water Treatment sites across the UK, will run on a blend comprising 37% HVO instead of conventional diesel. Suttons Tankers recently trialled the usage of HVO on a selection of its fleet, which proved to reduce carbon emissions by 80%.

The first four weeks of the trial with 2M Group of Companies has seen emissions reduce by 3.8 tonnes so far.

Suttons are using HVO certified by Zemo Partnership and the sustainability of the feedstocks and supply chain is certified by ISCC- International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.

Mark Johnson-Treherne, 2M Group of Companies Logistics Manager, said:  “We are delighted to be trialling Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as an alternative fuel in our vehicles.

“By entering this six-month trial with Suttons, we are aiming to reduce our environmental footprint with innovative solutions whilst providing the same quality service for our customers.” 

Darran Ledsom, business director for 2M Water Treatment, added: “The Water Utility customer base has challenged key suppliers to provide innovative and sustainable reductions in Greenhouse gases across its supply chain. This project allows us to support these goals and further promote the core valves of our Water Treatment business and 2M Group.”

Rajat Bhardwaj, Suttons Tankers ESG Manager, said: “We are excited to be a part of this significant milestone in our sustainability journey.

“The results of our HVO fuel trial highlight the strides we are making towards reducing our environmental impact and embracing cleaner energy alternatives. The reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates how effective HVO fuel is for driving sustainability within our operations.”