Abbey has been awarded a large contract for the transport of Category 3 animal fats for use in renewable fuels, a rapidly growing sector which produces a renewable diesel alternative from vegetable oils, grease waste, or residues from the food industry and agriculture.
B ased at Seal Sands, Teesside, the contract has seen Abbey opening a new depot and recruiting drivers and a planning team in the area to support this new customer. Work began in early September and involves the collection of Category 3 animal fat oils in bulk liquid road tankers from across the UK for
delivery to Seal Sands prior to final delivery to a renewable fuels refinery in Europe. The contract will begin with 15 new vehicles that Abbey has commissioned specifically for the contract, which will all be fuelled by renewable fuels that can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 90%, compared with conventional diesel.
“This latest contract signals our intent and commitment to growing our non-food- grade liquid operations. “Our new customer is a leading renewable and alternative fuels producer and we are delighted
to have been selected to support this new venture.
“We are also particularly excited to be running the new fleet entirely with renewable fuels, which will dramatically reduce emissions and is a perfect test case for the fuel’s potential in our wider fleet.”
Dave Patten, Managing Director, Abbey Logistics said:
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