Rye Group targets 90% fuel emissions reduction

By Steve Ducker31 August 2021

A specialist in demolition, remediation and ground and enabling works has substituted its use of standard red diesel with HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) in its site plant and machinery.

Rye Group switches to HVO Rye Group managing director Simon Barlow (left) and James Hunt, MD of New Era Fuels

Headquartered in Bedfordshire in the south of England, Rye Group is committed to delivering its own Sustainable Standard philosophy, which targets the reduction of carbon emissions from all site equipment by 90% in the next two years.

The announcement follows the recent news that United Kingdom’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors expects its members to switch to HVO by the end of 2022.

Working with national fuel and lubricant provider, New Era Fuels, Rye took delivery of its first tank of HVO last week and immediately began using the fuel in its machinery on the Kodak factory site in Harrow, north west London.

Made of used cooking oil and supplemented with an organic additive, HVO reduces carbon emissions by 90% and NOx emissions by 30% when compared to diesel. Rye Group said it chose New Era’s HVO Green D+ due to the sustainable nature of its production.

The fuel is fully certified back to source to ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Cerfication) standards, in line with Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive.

“We are hugely excited to have taken such a significant step to reducing our environmental impact,” said managing director Simon Barlow.

“As an organisation we are heavily focused on making a positive difference wherever we work, so it is fantastic to be able to transfer our fleet from diesel to HVO. We will accelerate the roll out in the coming weeks to maximise the benefit we deliver.”

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