De Jong Zuurmond, together with GoodFuels and MAN, launches its first on-site Renewable Diesel (HVO) blending station in the Netherlands.
Beesd/Amsterdam, 11th April ’17 – In Beesd the Netherlands, De Jong Zuurmond and GoodFuels put to use the first on-site blending station for renewable diesel. The blending station is unique as any ratio of fossil diesel to renewable diesel can be blended on the spot. In this way, the desired CO2 reduction can be set per vehicle and per refueling This empowers De Jong Zuurmond to service any sustainability ambition level its clients may have.
GoodFuels developed De Jong Zuurmond’s blending station in cooperation with Tokheim Solutions to comply with the growing demand for flexible and sustainable solutions. The renewable diesel that de Jong Zuurmond is going to use replaces fossil fuels without any adjustment to the trucks or maintenance schedule and is fully approved by MAN. In addition, this advanced biofuel satisfies the strictest sustainability requirements and reduces the CO2 emissions of the entire supply chain by 90%. The fuel is not in conflict with food supply or product of the palm oil industry as it is made entirely of waste streams. De Jong Zuurmond has chosen for a standard blend of 20% renewable diesel – thereby reducing its CO2 footprint of its entire fleet by 17%. According to the recent leading Dutch NGO “Natuur & Milieu” (Nature&Environment NL) factsheet, the advanced biofuels from waste streams that DJZ is using here is the best solution if electric and hydrogen trucks is not possible.
At the end of last year, De Jong Zuurmond approached MAN-dealer ROSIERVANDENBOSCH for sustainable transport solutions. Central to this question was the ability to implement this solution, without additional investments into new vehicles and a large scale CO2 reduction. Together with MAN-importer a full range of possibilities was presented, among which HVO according to the EN15940-norm released by the MAN. MAN brought De Jong Zuurmond in contact with her partner GoodFuels, market leader in truly sustainable HVO biofuels.
Jeroen van Heiningen, managing director at GoodFuels Road & Rail: “We’re very pleased to have realized this unique project together with our partner De Jong Zuurmond. With this solution and combined with our products and services, De Jong Zuurmond will be able to distinguish itself in the future when providing sustainable solutions to her clients.”
Geertje van Hooijdonk, director a.i. of Natuur & Milieu: “De Jong Zuurmond takes a great step towards a sustainable construction industry, together with their partnership with MAN and GoodFuels. We are very pleased to see that De Jong Zuurmond has chosen for GoodFuels’ advanced biofuel from waste- and residue streams in order to truly make an impact on climate change.”
Mireille Götz, manager business unit “Natuurlijk Kapitaal Rijkswaterstaat: “It is great to see that our partners in the supply chain have collaborated to support our sustainable ambitions. Rijkswaterstaat wants to reduce 20% CO2 by 2020 and wants to be energy neutral in 2030. De Jong Zuurmond can drastically reduce its CO2 footprint on its projects, enabling us to realize our sustainable goals before the planned dates. Seeing a solution that is so innovative and that pushes existing boundaries being implemented works stimulating and is highly inspiring”
More about HVO
GoodFuels HVO is a synthetic fuel from 100% waste sources which can be used in almost every truck in its pure form, enabling climate neutral transport (Tank-to-Wheel, based in the IPCC-criteria). The purity of this synthetic fuel positively affects the lifespan of the engine and contributes to less fuel consumption. Based on the emission certificates from MAN, the fuel consumption measured in grams per kWh are 3% lower compared to fossil diesel. Since HVO can be blended hassle free with fossil diesel, these blends are a very cost effective solution to reduce CO2 emissions. These cost efficient blends have a better CO2 footprint than for example LNG trucks, whilst positively impacting the fuel consumption and performance compared to fossil diesel. HVO also replaces the mandatory 7,75% bio-component FAME which is unfavourable for engines, is hygroscopic and can cause bacterial growth.
About De Jong Zuurmond
De Jong Zuurmond Infrastructure management, Maintenance & Services has its mission to facilitate safe and reliable transport on both land and water. We work with passion and energy on the security of (water)roads and the maintenance and management of public space. We achieve our goals with true professionalism and the best materials. We have a pro active attitude and a continuous focus on quality, sustainability and innovation. Only in this way our (water)roads are always in optimal condition.
GoodFuels develops and supplies sustainable next generation biofuels and is active in these segments where biofuels are amongst the best options to decarbonize in the long term- such as heavy road transport, rail transport, shipping and industrial machinery. GoodFuels advanced biofuel is a direct replacement for fossil fuels without adjustments to the engine (drop-in) and reduces the CO2 footprint by 90% (well-to-wheel). All GoodFuels’ biofuels are 100% made out of waste and residual streams and satisfy the toughest sustainability requirements. GoodFuels complies with RSB standard and features an independent sustainability board, made up of leading NGO’s and academics, that advises GoodFuels on the sustainability of each individual biofuel. GoodFuels is part of the GoodNRG group.