Mitchell & Webber has been distinguished with a special award recognising its promotion of HVO and the Future Ready Fuel campaign.
Scorrier-based fuel distributor, Mitchell & Webber, was presented with the President’s Award at the UKIFDA (UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association) show and conference in Coventry, recognising its work championing the Future Ready Fuel campaign and its efforts to improve awareness of renewable liquid fuels.
In front of an audience of 750 country-wide industry leaders, co-directors John and Robert Weedon were presented with the special award by Ken Cronin, CEO of UKIFDA.
Mitchell & Webber’s recognition comes following years of action and campaigning for Government backing of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) as a renewable alternative fuel. Its nationally leading demonstration project, based in Cornwall, has seen the conversion of over 50 appliances, many in Kehelland, to create the first HVO village in the UK including – including homes, businesses, churches and the local school.
Director John Weedon said: “We were surprised but absolutely delighted to win this award, which recognises our whole team and many others across the industry who have been leading from the front and promoting the benefits of HVO as a fossil-free alternative for the future.”
Mitchell & Webber was the first company in the UK to begin trialing HVO as a renewable fossil-free fuel for heating. HVO is an alternative liquid fuel that can replace the standard heating oils used in existing oil-fired boilers with an affordable and swift conversion which can cut net greenhouse gas CO2 emissions by 90%.