Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Vaculug Fleet on HVO for Sustainability
In line with their #sustainablethinking policy, all Vaculug heavy vehicles are now ready to be fueled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, otherwise known as HVO which is the next generation low-carbon diesel.
Vaculug’s Vehicles Ready to be Fuelled By Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil
HVO is derived from used cooking oils, residue animal fats from food processing, tall oil, and non-food grade crops.
Whilst HVO is more expensive, it is much better for the environment than regular diesel as it is renewable and sustainable. Its use will therefore be critical in helping the UK to achieve its net-zero carbon goal, despite the current market’s hydrotreated vegetable oil cost. HVO oil is made from crops that do not harm the environment or natural ecosystems, and it does not contribute as heavily to global deforestation.