South Lanarkshire remediation site becomes UK’s first supplier of green aggregates
Advance Construction Scotland will be amongst the first groundworks civil engineering businesses in the UK to use green aggregates from SandandStone after the materials supplier signed a new agreement with Green Biofuels Ltd.
All logistics and transport operations used by SandandStone will be fuelled by Green D+ HVO, a fuel alternative that has been proven to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%, NOx by up to 30% and particulates by up to 85%. By using Green D+ HVO, in machinery that digs, grades, and processes aggregates, the embodied carbon of the final products is lowered, resulting in a low carbon green product.
SandandStone estimates it will extract, process and distribute 250,000 tonnes per year. The stones extracted during remediation are used in construction projects across Scotland, the North of England, London, and Essex.
The agreement is the final piece in the puzzle to provide environmentally aware contractors a responsible supplier from which to source green aggregates. In order to help eliminate carbon emissions from the distribution of the stones, the remediation site has also adopted a cleaner and more efficient network of rail and shipping freight significantly reducing road transport.
Advance Construction Scotland has already signed up as a client of SandandStone to purchase green aggregates for its various projects – making it one of the first companies of its kind to embrace the use of green aggregates.
Georgina Duncan, director at SandandStone, commented: “We’re proud to be the first provider of green aggregates. 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 partners, Green Biofuels, have 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.”
Green D+ is supplied by Green Biofuels, a UK Business Climate Leader and the first HVO supplier to be approved by Zemo’s Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme. The company is also a sponsor of the first ever Net Zero Week which took place 17-23rd July 2021.
William Tebbit of Green Biofuels added: “Businesses that are helping to lower the emissions of entire supply chains are doing the right thing for our planet. 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. Green Biofuels is proud to be partnered with SandandStone in their mission to bring greater sustainability to the construction industry.”