Diageo's Biofuel Truck Trial for Decarbonisation
DIAGEO has embarked on a groundbreaking venture in collaboration with haulage partner Malcolm Logistics, introducing a trial that employs biofuel-powered trucks.
This innovative initiative aims to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, potentially saving up to 171 tonnes during the trial period.
Under this partnership, eleven vehicles will be fueled by a unique blend of vegetable oil and hydrogen (HVO), propelling operations to and from Diageo Leven in Fife. As Diageo's largest global packaging site, this endeavour holds promise. The initial trial, extending until the end of October, seeks to scrutinise the performance and dependability of these biofuel-powered trucks.
Harnessing the potential of HVO fuels, this endeavour has the potential to slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a remarkable 98%, a substantial improvement compared to conventional fossil fuels such as diesel.
Malcolm Logistics, which orchestrates up to 100 lorry deliveries to and from Leven daily, holds the potential for substantial carbon reductions should the trial prove successful.
This trial marks the most recent addition to Diageo Leven's array of initiatives, underscoring the company's commitment to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives. Earlier this year, the site activated its expansive 8,000-panel solar array. Notably, on May 29th, the solar panels sustained the entire site's operations for an entire day, encompassing the production of over 580,000 spirit bottles.
Gavin Brogan, Logistics Director of Global Brands Supply Chain at Diageo, emphasised the company's responsibility to spearhead novel technologies for environmental conservation. Brogan asserted that the biofuel trial with Malcolm's signals a momentous stride towards achieving Net Zero goals, potentially revolutionising CO2 emissions reductions within the supply chain. Brogan expressed optimism for the future, heralding the progress achieved through partnerships and innovative sustainable operational methods.
Andrew Malcolm, Group Chief Executive of The Malcolm Group, lauded the partnership with Diageo, considering it a pivotal aspect of their overarching ESG strategy. Malcolm emphasised the significance of this trial in advancing their sustainability roadmap and diminishing their carbon footprint.
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Source: Scottish Business News