All logistics and transport operations used by newly formed aggregate supplier SandandStone will be fuelled by Green D+ HVO, a fuel alternative said to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%, NOx by up to 30% and particulates by up to 85%.

Using Green D+ HVO for machinery that digs, grades, and processes aggregates, SandandStone will reduce the carbon footprint of its final products. The company estimates it will extract, process and distribute 250,000 tonnes of aggregate per year, to be used in construction projects across Scotland, the North of England, London, and Essex.

The agreement is the final piece in the puzzle to provide environmentally aware contractors a responsible supplier from which to source more-sustainable aggregates. In order to help eliminate carbon emissions from the distribution of the stones, the remediation site has also adopted a cleaner and more efficient network of rail and shipping freight, significantly reducing road transport.

Advance Construction Scotland, one of Scotland’s largest groundworks and civil engineering companies, has already signed up as a client of SandandStone, making them one of the first companies of its kind to embrace the use of low-carbon aggregates.

Georgina Duncan, Director at SandandStone, commented: “We’re proud to be the first provider of green aggregates. As the construction industry is becoming increasingly aware of its environmental impact, we provide a solution for companies that demand sustainability across supply chains.

“Our partners, Green Biofuels, have collaborated closely with us to make this happen. Their genuine concern for the environment and air quality has led them to creating market-leading solutions which we are very happy to have at our disposal.”

Green D+ is supplied by Green Biofuels, a UK Business Climate Leader and the first HVO supplier to be approved by Zemo’s Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme. The company is also a sponsor of the first ever Net Zero Week which took place 17-23 July 2021.

William Tebbit of Green Biofuels added: “Businesses that are helping to lower the emissions of entire supply chains are doing the right thing for our planet. SandandStone is already making a huge difference to local air quality by using low emission solutions today, and by supporting other construction companies in their own green efforts, SandandStone’s work will have long reaching benefits for the environment.

“Green Biofuels is proud to be partnered with SandandStone in their mission to bring greater sustainability to the construction industry.”