The company announced the successful completion of a pilot programme at its Newarthill distribution centre in Motherwell, Scotland, as part of an ambitious sustainability agenda.
XPO has committed to being a more responsible supply chain partner, and as part of this, has replaced the Motherwell site’s heating fuel with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel.
The HVO product sourced by XPO is manufactured from waste material, expanding the company’s support of the circular economy.
The company estimates that switching from heating oil to HVO will save 220,000 kg of CO2e emissions a year from the Motherwell operation.
XPO operates 100,000ft2 of the multi-purpose facility as a satellite site for its less-than-truckload (LTL) and dedicated full truckload transport networks, as well as warehouse storage for customer goods and office space.
“This application of HVO again demonstrates the ‘art of the possible’ in our thinking and our approach to sustainability. It is a clear demonstration of our commitment to how we are working for a better planet,” said Dan Myers, Managing Director of XPO UK & Ireland.