Premier Marinas has switched to using HVO fuel in its boatyard plant machinery and equipment.
The low carbon drop-in diesel replacement fuel is made from 100% renewable waste, residue and vegetable oils and can be used across a range of applications and industries.
Use of the fuel is growing in helping to achieve the UK’s net-zero goals.
Premier Marinas has been trialling the diesel alternative in 25- tonne WISE boat hoist and 15-tonne boat mover at its Southsea Marina for more than 12 months.
Gosport Marina’s specialist boatyard Endeavour Quay has also seen successful trials of HVO on its 180-tonne WISE travel hoist, 40-tonne Alto self-propelled boat mover, 40-tonne Terex mobile crane, New Holland tractor and three forklifts.
The fuel is now being rolled out across all of Premier’s marinas, after the Group invested in new dedicated fuel infrastructure.
“We aim to control our direct impact on the environment and take account of all aspects of our operations and that of our supply chain to enhance our sustainability performance,” said CEO Pete Bradshaw.
The switch is part of Premier’s ESG strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 from its own business operations as well as that of its supply chain.
HVO reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% and also reduces NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) emissions and PM (Particulate Matter).