Hydrogenated vegetable oil alternative fuel
2021 > Ongoing
Repurposing cooking oil to create biofuel to use in the transport of our products.
10% of Beam Suntory GHG emissions across the value chain come from transportation and logistics.
In partnership with Sennder, repurposed recycled cooking oil, mainly from McDonalds, is used to create Biofuel (i.e. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil - HVO). HVO can be used in any diesel truck and is cheaper than diesel.
In 2021, Beam Suntory decided to pilote HVO in lanes that originated in the Netherlands and ended in Germany. In 2022, the company increased to 83% the services with Sennder, representing an emissions reduction of 61 tonnes of CO2 emission.
HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is renewable diesel produced from waste products. This makes it both renewable and low carbon. By “renewable,” it mean that it is produced from green sources like food waste. Fossil fuels, which are the main cause of climate change, are non-renewable because once they’re used, they’re gone forever.
The most common sources of feedstocks (what fuel is made from) for HVO include:
Used cooking oil
Animal fat from food industry waste
Vegetable oil processing waste and residues
Fish fat from fish processing waste
Technical corn oil
HVO is produced by hydroprocessing and then hydrotreating these raw materials. The result of this production process is a colorless, odorless, and renewable diesel with the same chemical composition as fossil diesel that can be used exactly like fossil diesel.
As one of the highest quality fuels on the market, HVO can reduce carbon emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil diesel.
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In 2022, the company increased to 83% the services with Sennder, representing an emissions reduction of 61 tonnes of CO2 emission.