Major UK haulier transitions completely to HVO

February 3, 2022 |

In the UK, MJD, road hauliers to blue chip companies including Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), has announced a total transition to an Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) drop-in biofuel called GD+ across all its haulage operations from February 2022. The fuel will be used with immediate effect in MJD’s existing diesel engine trucks, with no modifications required, and will cut carbon emissions by 17,000 metric tons of CO2e per year.

The switch is the result of a program run by CCEP to encourage its third-party partners to transition to lower carbon solutions. Amongst these, having serviced the soft drinks company for over three decades, MJD is CCEP’s longest serving logistics provider.

CCEP led a 12-month collaboration between MJD, and Green Biofuels (GBF), the UK’s main providers of HVO fuel. Following a trial of the drop-in fuel, MJD signed a deal for 6 million liters per annum of GD+ from GBF. MJD will completely switch out diesel in all of its logistics and haulage operations at no additional CapEx cost, not only cutting emissions from trucks during transportation, but also improving local air quality during the loading and delivery of goods at depots.

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