Sainsbury’s and Triboron to collaborate for greener fuel
Triboron International has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sainsbury’s Ltd. The intention is for the two companies to work together to develop options by treating fuels with Triboron Technology to reduce CO2 emissions.
Sainsbury’s is the second largest retail supplier of fuel to the UK market supplying volumes equivalent to the size of the entire Swedish market.
In 2021, the company committed to reduce Scope 1 emissions by 30% by 2030, with a long term commitment to be net zero by 2050 across its value chain. For Scopes 1 and 2, these include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations.
The agreement stipulates an initial collaboration and validation period of six months, during which Triboron will supply additives to treat diesel fuel used by the Sainsbury’s fleet of delivery and transport vehicles. The performance benefits sought by the company may include lower fuel consumption for vehicles using the fuels allowing cost savings and scope 1 carbon emissions reduction for the Sainsbury’s fleet as well as improve control of bacterial and fungal contamination in the fuel supply system.
‘We see significant potential in the partnership with Sainsbury’s and this could lead to further collaboration for reducing emissions,’ said Pär Krossling, CEO of Triboron.
The initial six months are going to be evaluated to determine Sainsbury’s value of using Triboron’s technology, after which a commercial agreement may follow.
‘Climate targets matter – but action to deliver them matters more. We have a strong heritage in reducing our own emissions and are collaborating closely with our suppliers to ensure we are driving positive change across our value chain too. The progress we have made has enabled us to accelerate our own targets and move faster to cut our emissions. I am confident that our new agreement with Triboron will take us further along that road,’ added Ben Meech, technical manager, fuel and renewables at Sainsbury’s.