About High Blend Fuels
Under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), oil companies and fuel suppliers are obligated to use a proportion of biofuels in both their gasoline and diesel supplied to end users. This includes service stations, the bus and coach sector, logistics companies and fuel for non-road use such as construction or agriculture. The proportion is set to gradually increase up to 2030 and beyond. The current amount of biofuel in diesel typically supplied to these sectors is up to seven percent (commonly known as B7). Argent Energy’s vision is to help reduce the world’s carbon footprint and we do this by supplying even higher blends such as B20 and B30 to companies that currently power their fleet by using conventional low blend fossil fuel.
Reducing carbon emissions
The state-of-the-art and ever-evolving technologies utilised by Argent Energy at our three biodiesel refineries allow us to offer a range of high blend diesels from 10 percent, (B10), right up to 100 percent (B100) and everything in between. This means that Argent Energy can help its customers significantly reduce their carbon footprint today by simply introducing a drop-in replacement fuel with little or no need to modify vehicles.
By switching to a B30 high blend (30 percent biodiesel and 70 percent fossil fuel), a vehicle operator can save up 28% of their well to wheels greenhouse gas emissions.
Fleet operators naturally have significant areas of interest. The full range of Argent Energy’s high blend biodiesels have been independently tested at Millbrook Proving Ground and the following results found:
No reduction in power output detected and driveability unaffected.
Argent Energy was the first biodiesel producer to receive accreditation from ZEMO (formerly the Low carbon Vehicle partnership) under its Low Carbon Fuel Assurance Scheme and all CO2 reduction are verified under this scheme. Saving around 90%.
There was no negative impact on fuel economy.
Argent Energy and the biodiesel industry are in constant contact with vehicle manufacturers regarding OEMs are supporting the use of higher blended biodiesels (typically B10 – B20). As the need increases to decarbonise transport, it is expected that further changes to OEM acceptance will be announced.
All exhaust emissions fell within current parameters.
Delivery and supply
Argent Energy currently blends and supplies all high blend diesels from Argent Oil Terminal, our ship and pipeline-fed location at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. From there, we supply high blend diesels to all parts of the UK.
Argent Energy has been supplying bus companies and logistics operations for many years and hundreds of millions of litres have passed through the terminal, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of thousands of vehicles.
It is also possible to collect product ex-rack from Argent Oil Terminal and many of our customers and supply partners take advantage of this service