The biofuels blended into Greenergy's petrol and diesel accounts for about a quarter of all the biofuel used in the UK. This is a responsibility we take seriously.
Our supply operations
We work to ensure that we only supply biofuels that use the world’s resources appropriately.
Maximising the carbon savings from the biofuels we choose
We aim to achieve at least 70% carbon saving from our biofuels. This is significantly above the level required under the EU Renewable Energy Directive and is a highly ambitious target.
We devote time and resources into sourcing the lowest carbon biofuels possible.
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.
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 use waste based biodiesel and source the most sustainable feedstocks.
We work with waste oil suppliers globally to demonstrate traceability back to the restaurant.
Creating sustainable biofuel supply chains
Greenergy has been an industry leader in the development of biofuel sustainability and traceability standards since 2007, when we developed the first standard for Brazilian bioethanol. We have continued to collaborate with NGOs, Governments, and regulatory bodies, as well as the agricultural, waste management and oil industries to continuously improve the audit standards that are used to verify environmental sustainability and traceability through our global biofuel and raw material supply chains.
In 2022, we conducted 47 independent audits of the biofuels we supplied, with no adverse findings. We opt for monthly audits rather than the annual regulatory minimum, to ensure we have the most robust checks on biofuel procurement and production in the industry.
Our traders work closely with the supply chain to find biofuels that deliver against our sustainability objectives. We engage closely on the ground with any new suppliers from our biofuels procurement bases in UK, Amsterdam, Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paolo and Australia. Every purchase and transfer of biofuel is conducted according to EU approved standards, and Greenergy has developed highly trained teams and procedures to build those standards into our day-to-day practices and checks.
We continue to work with industry standards bodies and national biofuel regulators to help them improve the quality of the certification process and adapt to new biofuel supply chains.