Gorst Energy

Gorst Energy switch to GREEN D+ 

as other technologies to aid their drive to net zero are not yet available

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Gorst Energy Ltd’s anaerobic digester produces green energy from biogas. The energy it produces is sufficient to heat 4,600 of Exeter’s homes with gas and power and 2,300 of Exeter’s homes with electricity.


Whilst we are a significant producer of low carbon energy, we are continually seeking the next step towards our Net Zero goal. We have been reviewing the use of mineral diesel in our loading shovels which feed the digester, with options including electricity, green gas, or green diesel.


After reviewing technologies available, both electric and gas loading shovels were discounted as machines with sufficient capacity for our needs are not yet available. New Era Fuels introduced us to GREEN D+ HVO and the switch became amazingly simple – we could retain our current machine and simply switch to a green fuel. The reduction in particulates and NOx from GREEN D+ HVO was also a key benefit – both for our staff and local residents.

Benefits of using GREEN D+ HVO

  • NOx reduction of up to 30%

  • Particulates reduction up to 85%

  • CO₂e reduction of 90%

  • No capital cost to change machine to use GREEN D+ HVO


The change to GREEN D+ HVO was very simple. We get all of the benefits and didn’t have to change our machine – that’s a truly green option. We will start using 4,000 litres at our Exeter site, saving 11,000 kg of CO₂e and plan to roll GREEN D+ out to our other six sites as soon as possible.” Mark Voss, Operations Director, Gorst Energy


We congratulate Gorst Energy for reducing emissions by using GREEN D+ HVO. Businesses that make the right choices for our environment should take great credit for matching their words with actions. Their contribution to improving air quality and reducing CO₂e is important, and it is being having an effect today. We look forward to working with Gorst Energy to help demonstrate just how easy it is to make the right choice, to make a difference today. Magnus Hammick COO, Green Biofuels