Posted: Fri 12th Aug 2022

Shotton steelworks has set about replacing diesel with vegetable oil to power onsite vehicles

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Aug 12th, 2022

Tata Steel’s Shotton Works is trialing the use of a special type of bio-based diesel alternative in its on-site vehicles to reduce the site’s carbon footprint as part of its sustainability commitment.

The Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel is a low-carbon, low-emission, fossil-free and sustainable alternative to conventional diesel, made from 100% renewable raw materials.

Works Manager Bill Duckworth explained: “Switching to HVO is straightforward, as it can be used in conventional diesel engines. The bio-based liquid fuel comes from many kinds of vegetable oils such as rapeseed, sunflower and soybean, and offers a fossil-free alternative to conventional diesel.

“Not only does HVO offer us a 100% renewable diesel replacement, but it can reduce carbon emissions by 90% compared to traditional diesel, without any impact on vehicle reliability and performance.” 

Tata Steel’s Shotton Works took receipt of its first full delivery of HVO bio-based fuel at the beginning of July, and so far it has delivered on its promise of performance and reduced emissions.

Bill added: “Converting our onsite vehicles to HVO, alongside the introduction of electric vehicles, is another activity that helps towards our target of reducing our site CO2 emissions by 20% this year.”

HVO fuel is a 100% renewable diesel and is a member of the paraffinic family of fuels, it is virtually chemically identical to regular diesel, allowing it to be used as a ‘drop-in’ alternative to red and white diesel, while reducing up to 90% of net CO2 emissions.

Tata Shotton has recently announced a sustainability commitment and is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% this year alone.

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Flintshire schools explore nature through the Welsh language
  • Flint: School hosting summer sports play night to celebrate National School Sports Week
  • Cancer patient’s poem moves Senedd to tears

  • More...

    Flintshire schools explore nature through the Welsh language

    News

    Flint: School hosting summer sports play night to celebrate National School Sports Week

    News

    Cancer patient’s poem moves Senedd to tears

    News

    Manchester Airport passengers urged to check flight status after power cut disruption

    News

    Mold based finance business joins Green Digital Academy

    News

    Legal firm sees rise in family law cases despite drop in national divorce rate

    News

    Sadness expressed as Flintshire pub approved for conversion into apartments

    Flintshire

    St Davids Park: Temporary road closure in Ewloe next week for essential repair works

    News

    Deeside based Locit champions women in manufacturing and engineering

    News