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Renewable News features new green fuel product for the off-road market

New Green Fuel Product for Off-Road Market in the UK.  FuelBox and Green Biofuels have launched a new renewable, fossil-free, low emission fuel product for off-road vehicles which has already been taken up by Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading tools and equipment leasing company.

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Speedy has chosen the FuelBox GREEND+ HVO as its preferred low-emission fuel solution as part of the company’s commitment to customers looking to minimize their fuel emissions and environmental impact. Speedy has more than 200 locations nationwide and offers thousands of pieces of equipment to the construction, infrastructure, industrial, utilities, events and facilities management markets.

Michael Derome, Head of Fuel at Speedy Hire, said, “We selected this green biofuel because it creates significantly lower emissions than regular diesel and can be used in pre-existing engines, so our customers don’t have to upgrade or change their equipment to use it. It offers a route to immediately improving air quality that benefits both our customers and the communities they work in.

“Through Energise, our environmental and social responsibility program, we’re committed to finding new ways of helping our customers to reduce their carbon footprints and we look forward to seeing the impact that this biofuel has on their businesses.”

The FuelBox GREEND+ HVO, sold in 20L units, is the first renewable, fossil-free, low emission fuel to be offered as part of FuelBox Family range.

James Hunt, Managing Director of FuelBox., said, “We knew the off-road market was ready for something convenient and more eco-friendly, so we created the ‘FuelBox Family’ that are recyclable and can be stored easily. The addition of GREEND+ HVO to our ‘FuelBox Family’ means that our customers now have a renewable, low emission fuel option as well – we are excited to give them the opportunity to make the switch.”

The revolutionary “Bag-in-Box” product is a refueling system created to replace a steel or plastic container. Its “store, pour, recycle” design delivers three things: the box shape makes for easy carrying and stacking; an easy-pour attachable spout ensures no spillage; and both the box and bag within it are recyclable to minimize environmental waste.

First released back in 2015, the FuelBox can already boast a reduction in your carbon footprint by reducing plastic packaging waste in landfills by 86%, and plastic consumption by up to 90% compared to other rigid packaging. The inclusion of the GREEND+ HVO fuel, delivered by Green Biofuels, makes FuelBox even greener and is a more sustainable fuel solution for off-road operators.

The new FuelBox GREEND+ HVO will be available in over 1500 suppliers across the UK.

Using GREEND+ fuel reduces particulate emissions by up to 86%, Nitrogen Oxides by up to 30% and CO2e levels by up to 90% compared to regular diesel, according to independent tests at the Millbrook specialist vehicle testing facility. Crucially, GREEND+ can be used immediately and without any changes to equipment or fuel tanks, meaning companies can take climate change action quickly with no costly upgrades to machinery or equipment.

Green Biofuels recently announced its work with Power Electrics, the UK generator provider, to develop a fleet of 2,500 Stage V generators all using GREEND+ for lower emissions.

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