Transdev completes switch to biodiesel at 10 sites

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Transdev has completed switching its fleet across its 10 operating centres in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester to the high blend biodiesel fuel.
The transport company has partnered with fuel provider Argent Fuels to achieve this aim.
Operations director Vitto Pizzuti said: “The biodiesel fuel we’re now using across our fleet is a high-blend B15 formation, produced as a solution of 15% biodiesel and 85% low sulphur diesel. In summer, the biodiesel content will rise to 25%, delivering even lower emissions in the communities we serve.
“Completing our switch to this lower emission fuel is helping us to achieve environmental benefits now, and on a commercially viable basis. Biodiesel is 100% biodegradable, less toxic than table salt and is derived from renewable sources.
“At 15% concentration, biodiesel is significantly reducing emissions compared with regular diesel fuel – and without damaging engine components.”
Fuel producer and supplier Argent Fuels predicts that Transdev can expect to cut its emissions by around 3,612 tonnes of CO2 per annum, which it says is the equivalent of taking 1,745 cars off the roads every year.
Colin Duke, head of sales at Argent Fuels, commented: “We are excited to embark on this partnership with Transdev to help them accomplish significant carbon reductions across their fleet. Transdev were looking for an immediate solution for their existing diesel fleet whilst they are on the road to electrification, and high blend fuel provides exactly that.”

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