Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is trialling Green D+ HVO (hydro-treated vegetable oil), a diesel replacement derived from waste and residue oils, to lower the amount of emissions the company produces.
The trial is designed to validate claims of a 90% plus reduction in emissions and assess the need to use more volume than diesel due to its ‘lower calorific content’.
Green D+ HVO can be used in standard diesel vehicles without any modifications, the fuels can be mixed so tanks don’t need to be cleaned if they need to switch back to diesel.
Evri will be using the fuel for its local HGV fleet at its at Brooklands instead of traditional diesel and submitting their findings.
David Landy, Head of Fleet at Evri said: “At Evri we are currently using CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles for our first mile, client collections and trunking and have been investing in electric vehicles for the ParcelShop fleet (final mile). The middle mile has been the tricky one to get right and we have trialled the 12t CNG and continue to look at that as an option as well as electric vehicles.”