Turning waste into energy to power commercial fleets
Shell announced that it has launched its pilot program with Maxim’s Group to use Biodiesel from Maxim’s used cooking oil to power its fleet in Hong Kong.
Shell has recently made Biodiesel available at Shell’s Tai Po Market station, the third station providing Biodiesel, which expanded the coverage of the sustainable fuel to encourage Biodiesel adoption among commercial fleet customers.
To produce Biodiesel, Shell sources bio components and blend into diesel whilst managing the end-to-end quality assurance to get the high-quality fuel customers expect. This improves Hong Kong’s energy security, particularly when domestic raw materials are produced sustainably. The use of Biodiesel also lowers ‘well-to-wheel’ CO2 by providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional diesel. The fuel’s advanced formulation helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advances towards the sustainability goals of commercial customers in the city.
Energy solutionAnne Yu, Retail General Manager of Shell Hong Kong Limited said, “Shell is proud to announce this first-of-its-kind partnership with Maxim’s Group. Together we take this important step towards a more sustainable energy future for Hong Kong. Biofuels are a smart solution because they reduce ‘well-to-wheel’ CO2 and upcycle domestic waste materials. By transforming cooking oil into useable fuel, we can reduce both local waste and CO2 emissions, while providing energy security for Hong Kong. With over 30 years of experience in distributing biofuels globally, Shell is committed to the further development of bioenergy. Shell is one of the first to invest in advanced biofuels to explore new sustainable fuels that contribute to the energy mix of the future. We are pleased that Maxim’s Group believes in the value of sustainable fuel as we do and partnered with us to tackle the energy challenges together. We will continue to work with companies, customers and the society through different projects to make Hong Kong more sustainable.”