Solution for passenger road transport

About the project

The B30 project started in 2021 as an ambition of the Slovak biofuel producer from Envien Group, in cooperation with Solar 2009 and Petroltrans, to demonstrate the instant solution for green mobility implementation in the car fleet.

The purpose of the project is to show that increased share of biofuels, such as B30 implementation, represents a feasible solution enabling fast greening of the passenger car sector. This is an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and has positive influence on decreasing of transport emissions impact on air quality. The vision is based on successfully implemented B20 and B100 projects.

Project implementation might be quick and easy, as there are already vehicles on the market running on B30 fuel (containing up to 30% of biodiesel and about 70% of fossil diesel by volume), such as new types of diesel engine vehicles made by Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, and DS.

Envien Group has chosen vehicles from this portfolio, with the main aim of greening its internal fleet, becoming the first group of companies in Slovakia to do so. Envien Group is a leader in using B30-fueled cars in its fleet.

How does the project work?

For successful implementation, it was necessary to purchase new passenger cars and to install a separate fuel storage tank with B30 fuel dispenser located at the Solar 2009 filling station near Envien Group production plants in Leopoldov, Slovakia. The required fuel blend is being produced by the company Petroltrans in accordance with valid technical standards in Kežmarok, Slovakia, mixing 100% biodiesel from Envien Group production and conventional fossil diesel. B30 fuel is not yet commercially available in Slovakia. However, this project has a clear ambition of showing how simply to implement it progressively in individual companies’ car fleets, with later widespread implementation.

What is B30 fuel?

By volume, B30 fuel contains up to 30% of biodiesel, also known as FAME (fatty acid methyl ester), produced from various types of vegetable oils. The composition of feedstock oils for the final biodiesel production is determined by the availability of production technology and raw materials. Biodiesel can also be produced from used cooking oils and fats.

In Slovakia, biodiesel is produced by the company Meroco in Leopoldov, in accordance with technical standard STN EN 14214 and with significantly lower energy intensity compared to the production of fossil diesel by oil refining. In Meroco biodiesel production, most raw materials used are produced locally and have Slovak origin, with no need for import. Its zero waste biodiesel production creates the by-product of rapeseed meal, which is utilized as a high-value feed for livestock, therefore contributing to Slovakia’s food self-sufficiency. Biodiesel production is certified by the renowned company SGS according to the globally recognized ISCC certification scheme, with certification carried out in accordance with a strict environmental impact assessment. 

The remaining 70% volume of B30 fuel composition consists of standard fossil diesel.

What can be expected during B30 fuel implementation in passenger cars?

B30 fuel represents an important pillar in the transport decarbonization scheme, and an appropriate way to meet commitments for achieving a 14% share of renewable energy in transport by 2030.

By replacing B7 fuel with B30 fuel in the Envien Group fleet, an astonishing reduction of approximately 12,500 m3CO2 emissions in just one year will be achieved. The replacement of the entire car fleet is planned by 2024.

According to project calculations, a passenger car running on B30 fuel can save an additional 45-50 kilograms of CO₂ emissions per 1,000 kilometers compared to B7 fuel.

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