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Fuel for tugs produces 90 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions

A new fuel that offers a 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse emissions is now being used to power a tug on the super sewer project.

Tideway has already invested heavily in river logistics – keeping lorries off the roads, reducing congestion and offering a huge reduction in emissions.

But the project has now taken this sustainable strategy one step further with the adoption of a vessel that runs on Green D+ hydrogen treated vegetable oil.

The new fuel, supplied by Green Bio-Fuels Ltd, is an ultra-low emission, sustainable fuel that is generated from a feed stock of solely waste vegetable oil – and does not use palm oil in its production.

Its benefits are profound, including a NOx reduction of 30 per cent, a particulates reduction of 70 per cent, and a reduction of greenhouse gases of around 90 per cent.

The fuel is also estimated to produce 2.82kg less CO2e for each litre of fuel used, when compared to traditional B7 diesels.

GPS Vincia, the vessel running on the fuel, has been delivering concrete tunnel segment to Tideway’s Kirtling Street site in Battersea.

It is operated by GPS marine – and Tideway has supported the upgrading of other vessels to support the shift toward Green D+ for its entire Thames fleet.

The move represents an important innovation in the drive toward ‘Net Zero by 2050’ legislation.

To find out more about Tideway’s river logistics strategy, visit