Greenergy

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Founded as a bedroom start-up in 1992, Greenergy has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s largest road fuel suppliers, supplying about one fifth of the UK’s fuel.[1]

Customers of Greenergy include the major oil companies and supermarkets (diesel and petrol for retail sale and biofuel for onward blending), as well as bus and logistics companies (diesel for fleet use).[1]

Greenergy also remains the principal supplier of biofuel in the UK,[2] in particular the production, blending and sustainable sourcing of biofuel. To contribute to its own requirements and meet customer demands Greenergy owns and operates a 250,000 tonne/300 million litre pa biodiesel plant at Immingham on the east coast of England producing biodiesel from waste products.[3][4]

Greenergy manages complex supply chains to source and supply fuel:

  1. International purchasing: Purchasing gasoline, diesel and biofuel products from across the world, transporting them by ship to oil terminals in the UK and Rotterdam.
  2. Petrol and diesel supply: Supplying fuel to customers who operate petrol stations (oil companies and supermarkets) and also to major users of fuel such as bus and logistics companies.[1] Greenergy supplies from locations across the UK, either “ex-rack” (customer collects from terminal) or “delivered in” (arranged delivery). Every day Greenergy arranges hundreds of fuel deliveries to customers by truck.
  3. Fuel manufacturing: Greenergy blends different fuel and biofuel components to manufacture and supply over 20 million litres of petrol and diesel every day. Blending facilities are located at two terminals in the UK, in the south on the Thames estuary and in the north at Teesside.[4]
  4. Biofuel supply: Greenergy blends biofuel into all petrol and diesel products to meet obligations under the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). Biodiesel and bioethanol is also supplied to oil companies for blending into their own fuels. Greenergy also manufactures biodiesel at a plant on the east coast of England, processing mostly wastes and residues.

History[edit]

With an average growth rate of nearly 60% for the past 5 years, Greenergy has repeatedly ranked among Britain’s largest and fastest growing privately owned companies. Founded in 1992, Greenergy was listed by The Sunday Times Deloitte Top Track 100 League Table, (2010) as the 9th largest private company in the UK by sales.[5]

1992–1999

  • Greenergy was founded to supply branded, low sulphur fuels to the environmentally conscious Swedish market.[2] This initial supply was then expanded to the UK, Germany and Switzerland.[6]
  • In 1995 Greenergy launched the first ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD) in the UK.[7]
  • In 1998 ultra low sulphur petrol was rolled out in the UK, and later in 1999 this supply spread to France, Hong Kong and Japan on a demonstration basis.

2000–2005

  • In 2000 Greenergy CEO was awarded MBE for services to the environment and the promotion of CityDiesel (ULSD).[8]
  • During this period Greenergy launched GlobalDiesel, a biodiesel blend and the first in its range of low carbon fuels .
  • Greenergy also created Tesco 99 Octane petrol (now renamed Tesco Momentum 99), at time of launch the highest octane petrol widely available on UK forecourts.[9]

2006–2009

  • Greenergy continued to achieve rapid growth, ranking in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 for two consecutive years [10] and Real Business's Hot 100 for four consecutive years.[11]
  • The company made significant investments in fuel infrastructure. The first Greenergy-owned terminal was opened at Plymouth, the capacity of its biodiesel manufacturing plant was doubled and investments were made in new petrol, diesel and biofuel blending facilities on the Thames estuary.

2010

  • As part of its continued expansion, the company invested in new fuel blending and storage facilities in Teesside
  • Greenergy Brasil was established to source and sell sustainable Brazilian bioethanol.[12]
  • Greenergy launched BioCarbon Tracker, a web platform to understand which of the world's carbon reserves are most at risk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.tankstorage.org.uk/tsa-members/greenergy-terminals/
  2. ^ a b http://www.realir.net/search_tags/4777241/ill-have-what-andrew-owens-is-having.thtml
  3. ^ http://www.farmersguardian.com/newest-uk-plant-turns-rapeseed-oil-into-%91green-fuel%92/8006.article
  4. ^ a b http://www.simonstorage.com/htm/downloads/SimonNewsletterJanuary2007.pdf
  5. ^ http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/top_track_100/table/
  6. ^ http://www.petrolprices.com/greenergy.html
  7. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmenvfru/929/929we10.htm
  8. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/businesstruth/movers_and_shakers/3548792/Fuel-supplier-motors-ahead.html
  9. ^ http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=12400
  10. ^ http://www.fasttrack.co.uk/fasttrack/leagues/dbResults.asp?searchName=greenergy
  11. ^ http://realbusiness.co.uk/search/all?q=greenergy
  12. ^ http://bioenergy.checkbiotech.org/news/greenergy_brazil_launched_source_and_sell_sustainable_brazilian_bioethanol

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