Earlier this week, green aggregate materials supplier SandandStone signed an agreement with Green Biofuels – committing to integrating sustainable biofuel alternatives into its mix.
Under the new deal, all SandandStone’s transport and logistics operations will be powered by Green Biofuels’ fuel alternative Green D+ HVO – a biofuel that is said to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%. In addition, it reportedly cuts back on Nitrous Oxide by up to 30%, and particulates by as much as 85%.
During its operations, SandandStone estimates that it will extract and process around 250,000 tonnes of aggregates per year, with the materials then distributed to projects across parts of England and Scotland. The processing and manufacturing of this product is now hoped to be done in a low-carbon way.
“We’re proud to be the first provider of green aggregates,” said SandandStone director Georgina Duncan. “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 partner, Green Biofuels, has 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,” she added.
Also as part of SandandStone’s push to decarbonise operations, the group is set to transition to cleaner rail and shipping infrastructure, as well as decrease the number of vehicles used on the road for transporting goods.
“Businesses that are helping to lower the emissions of entire supply chains are doing the right thing for our planet,” added William Tebbit from Green Biofuels. “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.”
The group has already landed its first client, with Scottish civil engineering firm Advance Construction Scotland signing up to use the new, low-carbon aggregates.