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 use waste based biodiesel and source the most sustainable feedstocks.
We are carrying out pioneering 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 2018, we conducted over 30 independent audits of the biofuels we traded, with no significant 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, Guangzhou, 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.
To meet our biofuel supply obligations, under the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) 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.
1 January 2019 - 14 April 2019 RTFO reporting
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
The biodiesel we supplied gave carbon savings
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.
In the year to date 26% of the biofuel we blended into our petrol was derived from waste. The carbon savings from the bioethanol we blended averaged 77%.