Certas Energy supplied over 250,000 litres of renewable diesel to the British Grand Prix in support of its mission to reach net zero emissions. The UK’s largest distributor of fuel and lubricants secured the contract to provide HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) to the historic Formula 1 event, which took place on the 7th of July.

This contract was a key component of Silverstone’s ‘Shift to Zero’ strategy, aimed at reducing its carbon footprint. The HVO powered hundreds of generators used throughout the event, including those in the bustling catering and hospitality tents for teams such as McLaren and Mercedes, as well as the trucks and vans employed by the global media to cover the race.

Sam Edwards, regional manager at Certas Energy, commented, “Silverstone is leading the way when it comes to sustainability, and our HVO is essential in supporting its ongoing commitment to the environment.”

HVO is a lower carbon alternative diesel that offers immediate greenhouse gas emissions savings of up to 90 percent compared to standard diesel across the product life cycle. This substantial reduction in emissions aligned with Silverstone’s ambitious environmental goals, making the British Grand Prix a landmark event in sustainable motorsport.

For more information visit www.certasenergy.co.uk

8th July 2024