We are so excited to share that the whole of Land & Water Group, including our bioengineering arm Terraqua Environmental Solutions (TES) and Land & Water Plant, has made the switch to using HVO fuel in its projects. This is part of our pathway to becoming Carbon Net Zero by 2030.
We have been trialling HVO successfully for a while now during projects such as our Habitat Creation Scheme at Rainham Marshes, however this switch has been driven by a recent internal carbon footprint assessment which showed that gas oil represents almost 75% of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions.
HVO fuel is up to 90% net carbon neutral meaning that it considerably reduces carbon output on projects whilst being fully biodegradable. Not only this but it also provides between two and four percent additional saving in improved fuel efficiency and has instant fill and cross compatibility with existing fuels so there is no need to modify machinery.
As the construction industry contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, Land & Water Group aims to be part of the solution to drive the sector in to a more sustainable mindset and we couldn’t be prouder of this forward-thinking and innovative change.
The switch to HVO fuel also presents the civil engineering and construction industries with a lower carbon alternative in response to the red diesel rebate ending in April 2022. It is both cost effective and performs as well as diesel, which produces 14 million tonnes of CO2 annually.
James Maclean, CEO of Land & Water Group says: “The UK’s net-zero target is fast approaching and cutting harmful emissions has never been more important to us here at Land & Water as we aim to reduce our environmental impact.
“The switch to HVO is the first and biggest step we can make on our Route Map to Net Zero and with clients increasingly seeking sustainable projects, there is no better time than the present to implement this sustainable biofuel.
“I am delighted that Land & Water is working with suppliers Speedy, Crown Oil and WP to carry out this industry leading movement and put decarbonisation front and centre.”