TG Lynes adds Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil vehicles to its fleet

TG Lynes has announced it will introduce Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil to all its vehicles which will help the company achieve its net-zero goals.

The company started using HVO in two of its 18 tonne Euro 6 lorries last year. HVO is a cleaner fuel alternative and is manufactured from 10% renewable and sustainable waste, including vegetable oil, tallow and used cooking oil.

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John O’Connell, transport supervisor at the business, said: “We made the decision to try HVO in two vehicles to see how it worked. We know that our carbon emissions from these two vehicles would reduce by around 90%, but we had not fully apricated the additional benefits the move would bring.

“The MPG of each vehicle has improved. These Class 2 vehicles tend to do quite short journeys within the M25 with plenty of stopping and starting.”

TG Lynes have said the switch has proven so successful both environmentally and economically that it is now considering rolling out HVO across all of its heavy good vehicles. They claim that regular diesel was averaging 11.5 MPG and the HVO is averaging 13 MPG.

“Furthermore, lorries of this size need to use specific fuelling stations to re-fill with diesel. This takes planning and time. With our HVO tank on site, there is no queuing or forethought required – the fuel is waiting each morning, allowing us to get on with our deliveries,” added O’Connell

The projected carbon saving through the course of 2023 through the two HVO lorries is 15 tonnes, the estimated amount an average car would emit if it were to drive around the world.

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