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Convert2Green wins first biodiesel order from Countryside Council for Wales

8 Nov 2011

UK waste to energy sepcialist Convert2Green has been contracted by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) to supply non-crop biodiesel made form refined waste vegetable oil to use in its vehicles and power plants. As part of a sustainability strategy, the CCW wants to reduce emissions produced by its tractors and vans as well as in the generation of power for its chipper plants and machinery.

Gareth Roberts, fleet manager for the CCW, said, ‘We have already begun using the bio-diesel delivered by Convert2Green in our vehicles and plants in three of the NNRs; Tregaron near Aberystwyth, Penmaen Workshops in Swansea and Newport Wetlands in Gwent. There are a total of eleven NNRs bases across the whole of Wales and we will be rolling out bio-diesel to as many as possible by the end of 2012 as part of our wider sustainability policy and objective to reduce carbon emissions.’

Andy Webb, director of Convert2Green, added, ‘Non-crop refined vegetable oil can be turned into bio-diesel and delivered to the NNRs around Wales providing a sustainable source of fuel for the Countryside Council of Wales. The policy to change to a more sustainable fuel source such as bio-diesel is in total harmony with the objectives of the CCW which champions the environment and landscapes of Wales and its coastal waters, as a place for leisure. This is the first contract of its kind for Convert2Green, and it’s an exciting project to work on – we’re very happy to be part of working towards a greener Wales.’

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