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Crown Oil to Power Bint Racing with 100% Renewable HVO Fuel at Convoy in the Park

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Fuelling the British Truck Racing Championship team with Crown HVO fuel to drive down emissions

The British Truck Racing Championship is one of the UK’s biggest racing truck events, with vehicles weighing in at over five tonnes and producing in excess of 1000bhp – it is a huge championship rivalled by no other. 

Truck Racing hit British shores in 1979 from the USA not long after and captured interest of thousands of petrol heads across the country. The British Truck Racing Association was founded shortly after in 1984 and has been the event’s governing body ever since.

Representing some of the biggest OEM and vehicle manufacturers from around the world, the championship delivers exhilarating speeds and competitive fanfare to its legions of fans. Split into two racing segments: Division 1 is home to the most advanced and bespoke braking and suspension systems whilst Division 2 is likened towards more production-based machines. Both divisions are sure to bring fast-paced heart-stopping moments throughout the 2021 season.  

As the official sponsor of Division 2 Bint Racing for this season, Crown Oil is fuelling the team’s race truck and DAF XF pace truck with its 100% renewable HVO fuel for all 2021 racing events; the first taking place at Donington Park’s Convoy in the Park on the 21-22nd August. Crown Oil’s award-winning HVO tanker will also join the many racing enthusiasts this weekend.

Bint Racing’s Volvo White Aerodyne race truck has been in the Racing World since 1992, making it one of the oldest trucks on the British grid today.

Bint Racing is in good company as last month, Crown Oil became the first UK fuel supplier to switch its entire fleet over to the fossil-free fuel, bringing a predicted saving of approximately 3,080 tonnes of net CO2 every year.

As part of our journey to net zero carbon, Bint Racing is using HVO to eliminate up to 90% of net CO2 and significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx), pariculate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. This weekend, we will save over 1600kg of net CO2, and as always, are proud to be at the front.

Poor air quality in the UK kills around 40,000 people each year. The two pollutants of most concern are microscopic airborne particles (PM2.5 and PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). We, Bint Racing, want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Bint Racing lead driver, adam bint

How does HVO compare to diesel?

The renewable diesel fuel has been produced to tackle the environmental and performance inadequacies of early generation biofuels and conventional fuels. It meets bio content requirements with no FAME included, so avoids the instability and operability issues seen by many low blend diesel fuels and high blend biofuels.

This allows HVO to be safely stored for up to ten years, whereas regular diesel, even under ideal conditions,can only be stored for between six and twelve months. Using HVO significantly reduces the risk of fuel contamination, breakdowns and the need for regular fuel testing.

Extensive testing of the fuel has indicated that HVO provides better starting, cleaner combustion and consequently less chance of waxing and water retention in extreme temperatures.

How does HVO drive down emissions?

Produced from fully renewable materials, HVO is 100% biodegradable and renewable hydrocarbon and therefore reduces up to 90% net CO2 emissions and significantly reduces particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

For every 1,000 litres of diesel burned, fossil fuel diesel produces 3.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas CO2, compared to just 195kg GHG CO2 for every 1,000 litres of HVO burned.

The sustainable fuel, which has been officially certified by the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) is manufactured using organic feedstocks, such as used cooking oil. All raw materials are checked and verified, and the fuel’s credentials audited by the Department for Transport (DFT) to ensure both sustainability and product integrity are certified.

Crown HVO offers one of the most rapid and economically viable routes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for truck racing because it requires no modification to engines or equipment. It is and will continue to be an available and flexible resource to deliver immediate savings in all road vehicles and machinery.

Crown oil’s managing director, matthew greensmith

Will you be there?

Come and say hi. As main sponsors, we will be attending the event alongside Bint Racing team to help spread the word about our 100% renewable fuel, HVO. Alternatively, you can find out more about the fuel here – https://www.crownoil.co.uk/products/hvo-fuel-hydrotreated-vegetable-oil/

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