Griffiths Trialling Greener HVO Fuel on Dyfi Bridge Project
As part of our commitment to achieving NetZero by 2030 Griffiths has invested in trialling and rolling out HVO Fuel (Green Diesel). Griffiths are proud to be working with our supply partners Oil4Wales (soon to rebrand as Green4Wales) and our customer Welsh Government to make our Dyfi Bridge Project the first of our sites in Wales to start the trial. Data from this trial and our trial sites in North Devon will be used to inform how Griffiths takes HVO forward as part of our decarbonisation programme.
HVO originates from many kinds of vegetable oils, such as rapeseed, sunflower, soybean, and palm oil, as well as animal fats. Griffiths buys all its HVO from sustainable sources certified by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Scheme.
Our early investigations have concluded that HVO can be used in convential diesel engines without modification to engines or tanks and can be used pure or blended with diesel aiding in our transition to being a fully HVO construction business.
Furthermore our investigations have identified that using HVO can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared with fossil diesel. This not only reduces our carbon emissions but improves the air quality within the communities in which we work.
Griffiths Managing Director, Stephen Tomkins said “I’m excited that the Griffiths is leading this initiative amongst contractors in Wales. If successful, we look forward to rolling this out across our portfolio of projects”
Carys Jones from supply chain partner Oil4Wales said “As part of our transition to Green4Wales, we are proud to supply Griffiths with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) at their site at Dyfi Bridge, Machynlleth. Griffiths and Oil4Wales are both proud Welsh businesses that share the same passion and commitment to our Welsh communities and economy via a Greener Future.”
The team from Griffiths were joined by Welsh Rugby Players and Oil4Wales Ambassadors George North, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Lydiate.