Wherever you are on your journey to reducing your business’ emissions, we can help you do it the right way.
With reducing harmful emissions high on the agenda, what is your business plan for the transition to net-zero emissions by 2050?
If your sustainability and carbon reduction strategy involves mitigation tactics to ‘Avoid. Reduce. Offset’, when it comes to fuelling your fleet and machinery, we can help.
From helping to reduce harmful emissions, to making a lasting difference, we’ll guide you every step of the way, from now until 2050. So, we can fuel your business’ future, the right way.
Make a lasting difference
If you’re considering cleaner-burning diesel alternatives to reduce carbon emissions or improve local air quality, we have the products and expertise to help your business make the right changes.
How to navigate the new energy mix
Let’s bust the myths around alternative fuels. Our handy guide separates fuel fact from fiction and outlines the pros and cons of cleaner fuel alternatives. To help you make the right choices for your business, today and tomorrow.
Ready for some fuel for thought?
HYDROTREATED VEGETABLE OIL (HVO)
HVO - Reducing Carbon Emissions
Lower your business’ fuel-related net carbon emissions by up to 90% without any engine modification. Appealing, right?
Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a drop-in diesel alternative that provides an instant reduction of CO2 emissions without the need for changes to engine infrastructure or machinery – the cleaner way to fuel your fleet.
GAS TO LIQUID
GTL FUEL - Improving Air Quality
GTL means more than just Gas-To-Liquid, it has a whole range of operational and environmental benefits for businesses, communities and air quality. Discover the benefits of a cleaner fuel for cleaner air. It’s not just better for business – it’s better for everyone.
YOUR ENERGY TRANSITION PARTNER
Cynergise™ by Certas Energy
Whether you’re looking to reduce emissions, improve efficiency or lower energy-related costs, Cynergise is a specialist energy consultancy service designed to help power your business, the smart, sustainable way.
Through comprehensive analysis of your company’s complete energy value chain, our experts work with you to identify unique opportunities to cut costs, increase efficiencies and reduce your business’ carbon footprint, without compromise.
ALTERNATIVE CLEANER FUELS BENEFIT ALL BUSINESSES
Cleaner and greener fuels
Are you looking for alternative fuels or energies for your business?
Why choose Certas Energy?
As the largest distributor of fuel and lubricants in the UK, you benefit from our cross-sector expertise, extensive supply network, and commitment to safety and sustainability, which keeps our customers moving all year round.
We work with customers to help make the smooth transition needed, as a result of changing legislation and the evolving energy mix. Partnering with you on your journey, we provide best practice advice to achieve optimal fuel and fleet management for your business.
LONG TERM SAVINGS
Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)
Whether you’re looking to reduce emissions, increase efficiency or lower the fuel-related total cost of ownership on your fleet and machinery, we have experts on hand to ensure your business retains its competitive edge, sustainably.
Let us help you make a low emission future your business reality, whilst achieving impactful, long-term cost reductions at the same time.
MAKING THE TRANSITION, TOGETHER
From red to white or to green, together we’ll help you decide
From 1st April 2022 the government changed the entitlement on red diesel tax. As part of their move towards reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. This change in tax means red diesel is no longer subsidised and businesses will need to source alternative fuels.
GETTING READY TOGETHER
Your partner in the journey to net-zero by 2050
No matter what stage of your net-zero emissions journey your business is at, or what your unique fuel priorities might be, Certas Energy are here to support customers every step of the way. Find out more about how we can make the right changes, together.
Fuelling futures together
Take your first steps with certas energy on the journey to a cleaner future.
Whether you want to reduce carbon emissions or adopt cleaner fuel for cleaner air, HVO and GTL offer short-term wins for businesses wanting to transition to a low emission future.
We're a verified supplier of renewable fuels
Certas Energy is part of the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme.
Energy Transition FAQs - All Your Questions Answered
Decarbonisation is the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) output into the atmosphere through the adoption of low carbon energy sources. The ultimate goal of decarbonisation is to eliminate emissions produced by human activity.
Sustainable energy sources pose minimal risk to the environment and are infinite, in that they are renewable or can be replenished with relative ease.
Alternative fuels have been developed to reduce dependence on traditional fossil fuels, like petrol and diesel, and limit the impact on health and the environment. Rather than technologies like selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or fuel additives, which are designed to enhance the environmental performance of conventional diesel, alternative fuels seek more significant sustainability benefits through the use of greener energy sources, as well as production methods which result in cleaner emissions.
No matter what stage of your net-zero emissions journey businesses you are at, or what your unique fuel priorities might be, Certas Energy are here to support you every step of the way. Through comprehensive analysis of the full fuel value chain, our experts can offer bespoke advice and recommendations to help identify unique opportunities to reduce costs, emissions and inefficiencies. So, your business can retain its competitive edge, sustainably. Get in touch to kick-start your energy transition journey.
There is no single solution to overcome air quality issues and over-reliance on conventional fuels, but a wide-range of technologies are established – and emerging – that can support the transition to a low emission future. Readily-available alternative fuels can significantly – and instantly - reduce companies’ environmental impact and plug the net zero gap, without compromising operational performance. From helping to reduce harmful emissions, to making a lasting difference, we’ll guide you every step of the way, from now until 2050. Get in touch to get started.
Want to learn more about the future of fuels, today? Check out our Alternative Guide to Navigating the New Energy Mix.
Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a 100% biodegradable, drop-in diesel alternative made from vegetable fats and oils. Benefits include:
- A reduction of up to 90% in greenhouse gas emissions, immediately
- No engine or infrastructure modifications needed
- Renewable and sustainable
- FAME- and fossil-free
- Cleaner burning
- Long shelf life
For everything you need to know about HVO, download our guide.
GTL Fuel is a diesel alternative that can be used seamlessly in on and off-road machinery and equipment. Simply drop in and go.
- Reduction in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions
- Non-toxic, biodegradable and less harmful to the environment
- No engine or infrastructure modifications needed
- Long shelf life
- Reduced noise pollution
- Improved cold start
- No odour
- Lower overall ‘hazard’
- Improved biodegradability
- Reduced costs and downtime due to few filter changes needed
Hear first-hand from the customers who have reduced their emissions by switching to GTL Fuel.
Alternative fuels do cost slightly more than conventional diesel but as demand and supply increases, the price difference will start to decrease. Given the withdrawal of red diesel allowances for many industries, alternative fuels are becoming more popular as a cleaner, compliant and convenient alternative to white diesel. They are also much cheaper to implement than other solutions, which require investment in infrastructure.
The benefits of HVO and GTL Fuel extend beyond sustainability. They both have a naturally low cold filter plugging point (CFPP) to (-30 degrees and -20°C respectively) and offer a longer shelf life to conventional diesel; up to 10 years for HVO and up to five years for GTL Fuel. HVO also offers improved combustion and GTL Fuel has better cold start performance. As neither contain FAME, they are also avoid associated issues, such as machinery downtime caused by filter blockages and contamination.
Want to see GTL Fuel in action? Discover how the fuel helped a business drive down downtime in our case study
Electrification is crucial in the energy mix of the future. However, there are current limitations preventing it from being a feasible long-term option for wide-scale commercial use, such as insufficient battery range and lack of infrastructure. Therefore, it is not a fully formed solution for a zero-emissions future at present.
Yes. Both HVO and GTL Fuel are fully interchangeable with traditional diesel and can be mixed or blended at any percentage.
It is imperative to seek a transparent and trusted provider who can give full visibility of the fuel’s supply chain. This ensures your sustainability objectives are being met and that you can have confidence in your carbon reduction claims. As the UK’s leading fuel and lubricants distributor, we take pride in providing solutions that you can rely on and trust. That’s why we go to great lengths to guarantee that Certas Energy HVO is ethically sourced, ecologically responsible, and exclusively manufactured from primary waste sources. We only partner with ISCC certified HVO suppliers, each one having a fully validated and auditable supply chain, so our HVO meets the highest auditable product standards possible.
Read our ethical supply chain blog which details where to go for your HVO.
Both HVO and GTL Fuel are drop-in alternatives. This means they can be used in vehicles or equipment designed for diesel, without any changes to the engine or infrastructure. Tanks also do not need to be drained, flushed or cleaned out. As capital expenditure is not required, these fuels offer viable and accessible routes towards decarbonisation, without disruption or delay.