HVO cuts Hills’ emissions by up to 90%

Commercial Motor
June 7, 2024

Hills Waste Solutions has transitioned its Bristol-based fleet to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). This is expected to reduce its fleet’s carbon emissions by up to 90%. The fuel will be supplied by Certas Energy, one of the UK’s largest distributors of fuel and lubricants. The provider is a member of the renewable fuels assurance scheme (RFAS). This means Certas Energy undergoes continuous compliance monitoring, including an annual audit which ensures that HVO is derived from 100% renewable raw materials and sustainable waste, and that GHG emissions intensity claims are verified accordingly.

Nathan Carr, Hills Waste Solutions’ divisional fleet manager said: “All Hills’ frontline HGVs operating out of the Bristol Depot are already ULEZ compliant, as they meet the latest Euro 6 regulations for emissions. We are committed to not only managing waste sustainably but also powering our operations in a more environmentally friendly way. That’s why we have chosen to go the extra mile and fuel our fleet with HVO, as it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

“Changing to HVO is another example of our commitment to operating sustainably, which already includes route planning to minimise mileage and driver training to ensure that vehicles are driven in a careful manner to help optimise fuel efficiency.”

Neil Luce, operations manager at Hills Waste Solutions added: “This move isn’t just about Hills Waste Solutions; it’s about supporting businesses serviced by our Bristol depot that share our commitment to sustainability. By utilising Certas Energy HVO-powered waste collection vehicles, we’re enabling businesses to reduce their end-to-end environmental impact, not just within their own operations but as part of their sustainability commitments applied to their supply chain.”

Craig Dando, senior business development manager at Certas Energy said: “We are thrilled to be supplying our premium HVO fuel to Hills Waste Solutions. This project is a great example of our shared vision for a sustainable future and together, we are proud to be making strides towards a responsible energy mix.”


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