Certas Energy powers Silverstone’s race to net zero


Certas Energy supplied more than 250,000 litres of renewable diesel to the British Grand Prix in support of its mission to reach net zero emissions.

Certas Energy, the UK’s largest distributer of fuel and lubricants,won the contract to supply HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) to the historic Formula 1 event, which took place at the weekend.

The contract is part of Silverstone’s ‘Shift to Zero’ strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and will see HVO power hundreds of generators used at the historic event, from the busy catering and hospitability tents for the likes of McLaren and Mercedes, to the trucks and vans used by the world’s media to cover the race.

Ahead of the event Sam Edwards, Regional Manager at Certas Energy, said: “The British Grand Prix is the biggest event on the racing calendar and supplying such a huge event is no mean feat, but we are thrilled to be a part of it and take on the challenge.

“Silverstone is leading the way when it comes to sustainability and our HVO will be essential in supporting its ongoing commitment to the environment.”

HVO is a lower carbon alternative diesel which offers immediate greenhouse gas emissions savings of up to 90% compared to diesel across the product life cycle. It will be delivered by Certas Energy to five temporary tanks based at Silverstone and distributed across the entire site using towable bowsers.


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