Whilst there is no ‘silver bullet’, there are a number of options available to help a fleet operator reduce their carbon emissions.
Some of these may require new storage or vehicle modifications, whereas others are known as ‘drop-in-replacements’. Argent’s High Blend Biodiesel falls into the latter category and is therefore a simple and effective way to positively impact your carbon footprint without incurring significant up front costs.
All of the renewable fuels available today have their part to play in reducing Greenhouse Gases. Below you will find a table explaining some of the benefits of each option as determined by Zemo, an independent advisor that works with various government departments to help reduce carbon emissions in road transport.
ARGENT BIODIESEL BENEFITS
One of the main benefits of Argents distilled biodiesel is that you can start decarbonising your operation today by simply transitioning on to a High Blend Biodiesel. This can be done with little or no modifications to existing infrastructure or vehicles, and at little or no extra cost.
|Biodiesel||Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil||Biomethane||Biopropane|
|WTW GHG Emission Savings Range||87% – 92%||91% – 93%||82% – 94%||63% – 90%|
|Whole Life Costs||Cost improvement for some high blend supply chains||Increase||Cost improvements dependent on annual mileage and ownership period||Cost improvements dependent on annual mileage and ownership period|
|Financial Incentive||Bus Service Operators’ Grant (England and Scotland)||None||Reduced fuel duty rate.|
Bus Service Operators’ Grant (England and Scotland)
|Reduced fuel duty rate|
|Vehicle Availability & Compatability||Manufacturers can warranty up to B20/B30. Some warranty B100 dependent upon approved vehicle conversion||Drop-in fuel, warrantied by all manufacturers||CNG and LNG vehicles available||LPG conversion warranties need to be applies for after conversion – no warranty implication for using Bio LPG|
|Fuel Availability||A number of suppliers UK wide||Limited availability to several suppliers in the UK||A number of suppliers UK wide||Limited availability in the UK|
|Refuelling Infrastructure||Depot-based only||Depot-based only||Public refuelling stations and depot-based refuelling available.||Public refuelling stations and depot-based refuelling available.|