As orginally reported on our sister publication Motor Transport, Suttons Tankers is taking part in a six-month trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) which has already seen a significant cut in carbon emissions in the first month.


During the trial, 3 dedicated vehicles from the 2M Water Treatment business will deliver products to water treatment sites across the UK, whilst running on a blend of 37% HVO, instead of conventional diesel.

The first four weeks of the trial with 2M Group of Companies has seen emissions reduce by 3.8 tonnes so far. This is equivalent to driving a petrol car for more than 12,000kms. 

Suttons are using HVO certified by Zemo Partnership, with the sustainability of the feedstocks and supply chain certified by ISCC International Sustainability and carbon Certification. 

Mark Johnson-Treherne, 2M Group of Companies logistics manager, said: “We are delighted to be trialling hydrotreated vegetable oil as an alternative fuel in our vehicles.

”By entering this six-month trial with Suttons, we are aiming to reduce our environmental footprint with innovative solutions whilst providing the same quality service for our customers.” 

Darran Ledsom, 2M Water Treatment business director, added: “The Water Utility customer base has challenged key suppliers to provide innovative and sustainable reductions in Greenhouse gases across its supply chain.

”This project allows us to support these goals and further promote the core valves of our Water Treatment business and 2M Group.”

 Rajat Bhardwaj, Suttons Tankers ESG manager, commented “We are excited to be a part of this significant milestone in our sustainability journey. 

“The results of our HVO fuel trial highlight the strides we are making towards reducing our environmental impact and embracing cleaner energy alternatives. The reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates how effective HVO fuel is for driving sustainability within our operations. 

“This reaffirms our commitment to integrating environmental considerations into our growth strategy. Moving forward, we remain dedicated to advancing sustainability initiatives that benefit Suttons, its customers and the communities it serves.”