We work to ensure that we only supply biofuels that use the world's resources appropriately. That means:
Maximising the carbon savings from the biofuels
We aim to achieve at least 70% carbon saving from our biofuels. At double the level required under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, this is a highly ambitious target.
We devote time and resources into sourcing the lowest carbon biofuels possible.
Choosing biofuels made from wastes
To minimise the land use change impacts and improve the emissions savings of our biofuel, we use biofuels from wastes wherever possible
We have made significant investments in our biodiesel manufacturing infrastructure in order to be able to increase our use of waste based biodiesel and source the most sustainable feedstocks.
We are carrying our pioneering work with waste oil suppliers globally to demonstrate traceability back to the restaurant.
Preventing land use change and protecting biodiversity
We obtain verifiable evidence on the origin and sustainability impact of every litre of biofuel we blend into our fuel, to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EU Renewable Energy Directive. These prohibit use of crops grown on newly deforested land.
To meet our biofuel supply obligations, we blend biofuel into our petrol and diesel up the maximum permitted by fuel quality standards (maximum 7% in diesel and 5% in petrol). Information about the biofuel we've blended in the UK is provided on a year-to-date basis.
15 April 2016 - 14 April 2017.
About our biodiesel
We have made significant investments in our biodiesel manufacturing infrastructure in order to be able to increase our production of biodiesel from wastes, with ongoing technical enhancements to our manufacturing facilities at Immingham and Teesside giving us the ability to process a broader range of waste oils and fats.
As a result, almost all of the biodiesel used in Greenergy's diesel has been derived from waste products including:
Used cooking oil
Tallow, which is a by-product of the meat processing industry.
About our bioethanol
Although not ourselves an ethanol producer, we continue to work with innovative third-party producers to increase the proportion of waste-derived ethanol in the petrol we supply.
This financial year, 55% of the biofuel we blended into our petrol was derived from waste materials including:
The starches and sugars contained in food waste
The tops and tails of sugar beats, which are unsuitable for processing
The starches and sugars left in waste water from sugar production
By-products from wine production
Municipal organic waste