Calor, the UK's supplier of LPG, has become the first energy company to supply BioLPG to the UK's transport and logistics market, with the first shipment having now arrived into the Port of Immingham.
BioLPG is Calor's first renewable offering and is part of the company's on-going commitment to helping reduce the UK's carbon footprint. By 2040, Calor's ambition is that all of its energy products will be from renewable sources.
LPG, typically used to fuel forklift truck (FLT) fleets and HGVs as part of dual fuel technology, is already a flexible, low-carbon fuel compared to other fossil fuels. However, BioLPG will reduce carbon emissions even further, allowing environment-conscious transport and logistics businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, hassle-free.
This is because BioLPG is identical to conventional LPG, so it can be blended, stored and used as a drop-in replacement for all existing applications with no modification.
On the LPG element of dual fuel technology for HGVs, vehicles using BioLPG can achieve CO2 savings of between 50 to 80 per cent when compared with conventional LPG (based on a 100 per cent BioLPG substitution). For the FLT market, BioLPG offers minimum CO2 savings of 20 per cent and up to 32 per cent. This is based on a blend of 40 per cent BioLPG and 60 per cent conventional LPG, and the type of feedstocks used.
Matthew Hickin, Chief Executive of Calor, said: "This exciting new development will enable our existing customers to dramatically improve their carbon footprint with no adjustment to their current LPG-fuelled fleets.
"This development is part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon emissions while growing our business and, by 2040, our ambition is for 100 per cent of our energy products to be from renewable sources."
Produced by NESTE, a world leader in advanced biofuels, at a custom-built refinery in Rotterdam, feedstocks used in the production of Calor BioLPG are verified with International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.
BioLPG is also being supplied to the home energy market, for rural homeowners based off the mains gas grid looking to improve their environmental impact.