One day, fast approaching, we'll look back and recall with a shudder the dark era of filthy and polluting diesel fuels. In the meantime, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) alternatives are definitely on the increase, and Speedy has become the first hire company to adopt the clean-burning propellants across its entire powered access fleet.

Speedy's 11 powered access service centres nationwide will now fuel machinery with HVO instead of red diesel, at no additional cost to customers. The move is expected to save 225 tonnes of CO2e each year. Speedy will also supply HVO directly to customers in 20 litre ‘fuel in a box’ packs.

The company will use Green D+ enhanced HVO, which can be used in pre-existing engines and reduces emissions by up to 90% compared to red diesel. The switch follows a two-year trial to ensure the fuel is sustainably sourced, fully compatible with machinery and is independently verified to reduce carbon emissions.

Speedy expects to rollout HVO as standard for power generator, plant and commercial fleet customers in the near future, so watch this space for further details.