Foodservice distributor 3663 is set to run more than three quarters of its trucks on a biodiesel mix made from its customers’ and suppliers’ recycled waste vegetable oil.
Graham Rennie, fleet director, 3663, said: “Trucks at five depots – Edinburgh, Abingdon, Harlow, Gateshead and Salisbury – will start using the recycled biodiesel mix this month, and our trucks at Basingstoke, Lee Mill, Severn Bridge and Worthing will follow suit in April.
“This will allow us to supply customers across the UK with a more sustainable delivery service. The programme has removed 3663 from the food versus fuel debate because we convert waste vegetable oil from our customers and suppliers.”
The programme involves the collection of used cooking oil from suppliers and customers nationwide by oil collection company Arrow. Working with oil conversion company Convert2Green the waste cooking oil is reprocessed into biofuel for use in 3663’s trucks.
Andrew Webb, director of Convert2Green, said: “This partnership has produced nearly four million litres of biodiesel and reduced CO2 emissions by more than 10,000 tonnes compared to mineral diesel.”