Biodiesel to slash 4,000 metric tonnes of CO2 from HS2 contractor VolkerFitzpatrick

The firm claims the biofuel is capable of reducing particulates by 77% and NOx by 29% and will be used in multiple ongoing rail infrastructure projects in Cambridgeshire

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UK engineering and construction company VolkerFitzpatrick has teamed up with the alternative fuels supplier Green Biofuels to bring down carbon dioxide emissions across the whole of its UK rail enterprise.

Multiple ongoing rail infrastructure projects at Water Beach and Littleport in Cambridgeshire will use GreenD+, a biofuel which reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx), total particulates and carbon emissions – VolkerFitzpatrick is also working on HS2.

Tests of the fuel have shown the hydrotreated vegetable oil is capable of reducing particulates by 77% and NOx by 29%

The adoption of the biodiesel is expected to reduce about 4,000 metric tonnes of VolkerFitzpatrick’s overall carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

John Cox, Managing Director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s Rail Division, said: “We are delighted to have taken the steps to fulfil our commitment of improving air quality and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in our business.”

William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels Limited, commented: “We hope that our customers, who have already reduced carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 53,000 metric tonnes to date, will build up to over 250,000 metric tonnes over the next year as GreenD+ continues to replace standard dirty diesel.”