Drinks giant Diageo has teamed up with Malcolm Logistics to run an HVO trial which aims to save 171 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its duration.
The trial will see 11 of Malcom Logistics’ trucks, fuelled by HVO, operating into and out of Diaeo’s Leven facility in Scotland, the global company’s largest packaging site.
The initial trial will look at the performance and reliability of the biofuel lorries and will run until the end of October.
This is latest in a series of initiatives from Diageo Leven, as part of the company’s sustainability drive.
Earlier this year, the Leven site had 8,000 solar panels installed which, on 29 May, powered the entire site for a full day, when more than 580,000 bottles of spirits were produced.
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Gavin Brogan, logistics director for global brands supply chain at Diageo, said: “We’re acutely aware of our responsibility to lead the way in exploring new technologies to minimise climate harm and protect our environment.
“The biofuel trial with Malcolm’s is an exciting next step in our journey towards net zero, and if successful, could be a game-changer for reducing CO2 emissions from our supply chain.
“Our Leven packaging site is making great strides in its sustainability initiatives, including the new solar panel array.”
Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of the Malcolm Group, added: “Our ESG strategy is a priority board objective for us – making real strides along our sustainability roadmap and reducing our carbon footprint is a key pillar of this strategy.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Diageo on this HVO trial as one of a number of initiatives we are working on to minimise climate harm and protect the planet.”