Zemo Partnership’s Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), for high blend renewable fuels, which was launched in March this year, has seen rapid engagement from fuel suppliers with ten companies now fully approved.
The initiative gives fleet operators robust and transparent information about the fuel life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and wider sustainability performance of renewable fuels supplied in the UK.
The ten suppliers now through the scheme are:
- CNG Fuels Ltd
- Argent Energy Ltd
- Gas Bus Alliance
- Air Liquide Advanced Technologies Ltd
- Green Biofuels Ltd
- Greenergy Fuels Ltd
- Crown Oil Ltd
- Speedy Fuels & Lubricants Ltd
- Beesley Fuels Ltd
- Nationwide Fuels Ltd.
The RFAS-approved companies supply a range of high blend renewable fuel products including: compressed and liquefied biomethane; biodiesel (various blends); hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and Bio-GTL (various blends).
The renewable fuels approved under the scheme are currently supplying around 200 companies working to decarbonise their vehicle fleets and off highway equipment.
A Zemo Partnership study found that an important barrier to renewable fuels uptake was the need for HDV fleet operators to have more clarity in terms of the environmental credentials of renewable fuels, both for company carbon reporting and making decisions on fleet decarbonisation solutions.
Zemo Partnership initially piloted the scheme with several renewable fuel suppliers. All the companies involved are producing biofuels from waste feedstocks, achieving average GHG emission savings of between 70% and 90% compared with diesel.
Gloria Esposito, Zemo Partnership’s Head of Sustainability, said: “I’m delighted with the early response from fuel suppliers to the scheme. It shows that the scheme was timely and is valued by operators and their customers.
“The scheme is open to all companies producing renewable fuels. We’d particularly like to hear from companies involved in the renewable hydrogen supply chain.”
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