Bentley celebrates Green D+’s 1st anniversary

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Last year, Bentley Motors launched a breakthrough logistics project that uses the biofuel dubbed Green D+. The project aims to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England, where all Bentley models are built and in just one year, Bentley was able to cut CO2 emissions by 233 tons.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is Green D+?

    Green D+ is a biofuel made from hydrotreated waste vegetable oil (HVO).
  • How much CO2 emissions did Bentley cut using Green D+?

    Bentley was able to cut CO2 emissions by 233 tons using Green D+.
  • What other initiatives does Bentley have aside Green D+?

    Alongside the HVO biofuel scheme, Bentley’s 250-plus forklift trucks and the tow motors are using green electricity.
  • The Green D+ biofuel is made from hydrotreated waste vegetable oil (HVO), a fossil-free alternative to diesel that refines renewable and sustainable products such as waste fats, vegetables, and oil.

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    “At Bentley, our on-site and local logistics vehicles cover around 300,000 miles a year, so this has presented a perfect opportunity to introduce renewable fuels which reduce CO2 emissions from our local logistics by 86 percent. As we work towards becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, these types of breakthrough initiatives are crucial to helping us achieve our future goals,” said Bentley Motors Member of the Board for Manufacturing, Peter Bosch.

    Now, Bentley can now run its in-house logistics fleet on 100-percent green energy.

    In addition to the HVO biofuel scheme, Bentley’s 250-plus forklift trucks and the tow motors used inside the factory itself are also being charged with green electricity. Much of this power is provided by Bentley’s 30,000 on-site solar panels.

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    These projects are just part of Bentley’s pioneering Beyond100 strategy, which aims to make the company a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility. Beyond100 will transform Bentley operations, including switching the entire model range to full-electric vehicles only by 2030, making the company end-to-end carbon neutral by the same date.

    “One year after the initial implementation, sustainable fuels such as HVO and solar electricity now form an integral part of our logistics sustainability strategy for the short to medium term, and we are now working to extend their use. In September, as part of our 'gotozero' week, we undertook the first pilots of product deliveries to retailers in the UK using the biofuels. We will continue to extend this in 2022, driving towards our Beyond100 target as the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand,” Bosch added.

    Photos from Bentley

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