Certa, one of Ireland’s largest fuel distributors, have transitioned their fleet of delivery vehicles in its Letterkenny depot from running on diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
The move will see Certa’s national fleet of over 100 trucks run on the biofuel by the end of March following a successful trial in 2022.
Collectively, Certa’s fleet travels over 3,000,000 km annually and the switch to HVO is the equivalent of reducing its fleet to 9 trucks in terms of carbon emissions output.
The fuel itself, as the name suggests, is produced from waste plant matter, and emits no new carbon into the atmosphere. Compared with regular diesel, HVO offers a reduction in carbon emissions by up to 90%.
Part of the DCC Energy Group, Certa distributes heating oil from 22 depots across Ireland as well as supplying commercial fuels to a wide range of businesses nationwide. In 2022, the company started to supply hydrotreated vegetable oil to a range of sectors in Ireland as a sustainable alternative fuel to regular diesel.
More on this story in Thursday’s Donegal News. Available in stores or online at https://my.donegalnews.com/
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