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United Living subsidiary Fastflow strides forward on its net-zero target by using GREEN D+ HVO

United Living, Fast Flow Group

United Living Group, strive to be a sector leader as the UK works towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  Fastflow Group, a subsidiary of United Living Infrastructure Services, has set an ambitious target to become carbon net-zero by 2030, a full twenty years ahead of Government targets. To help cut carbon (CO₂e) and harmful air emissions, low emission, high-performance GREEND+ Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) will be used to power all site plant and equipment on all new Fastflow sites, which represents a 90% carbon reduction compared to traditional diesel.

 

James O’Donnell, Operations Director at United Living Infrastructure Services, said: “As part of our journey to carbon net-zero by 2030, we have collaborated with our fuel supply chain partners and trialled an alternative fuel source known as GREEND+ Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) on the Aylesbury gas pipeline diversion project.  Results are very positive, and we are proud to announce as part of our net-zero commitment that GREEND+ HVO will be purchased as standard across all new Fastflow sites. Resulting in a net 90% carbon reduction compared to traditional diesel, which is fantastic news.”

The use of GREEND+ HVO will significantly improve the environmental impact of FES activities. It is a direct replacement fuel and can be manufactured from sustainable and renewable resources such as waste fats from animals and cooking.

  • HVO is a fossil free, bio-diesel (FAME) free, paraffinic alternative to diesel;

  • Its use represents a net 90% carbon reduction compared to using traditional mineral diesel;

  • HVO can be manufactured from sustainable and renewable resources;

  • Typically, it’s manufactured from vegetable oils but it can also be manufactured from other feedstocks such as waste fats from animals and cooking, which would otherwise need to be disposed of.