Harvest Energy is an environmentally-focused, independent supplier of road fuels in the UK.
The company operates a 250,000mt per year capacity biodiesel plant located on the Seal Sands chemical complex in Teesside.
The plant focuses on processing recovered oils/fats to produce biodiesel plus associated by-products, as this helps to reduce conflict with feedstock users and gives better greenhouse gas saving performance. The very latest technology has been optimised by Harvest's highly skilled engineering and operating team to ensure the plant delivers maximum yield, minimum waste streams and low energy consumption throughout the manufacturing process. EN14214 product quality is assured through Harvest Energy's own onsite analytical laboratory.
Harvest Energy is continually developing closer links with feedstock and biofuel suppliers and we do not currently* use any palm oil products in the manufacture of our biodiesel. Additionally, we have developed and run verifiable systems to track the origin and sustainability criteria of our products. The most-recently published Renewable Fuels Agency (2010) annual report shows Harvest Energy was in the top quartile in relation to biofuel greenhouse gas savings and we are committed to always being in this top quartile of suppliers.
Looking to the future, Harvest Energy is researching cleaner, sustainable fuels that reduce emissions and which will provide value for money for our customers. As an example, we are currently collaborating with the University of Durham and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in a project aimed at developing the next generation of feedstocks for biofuel production from algae. Algae are a renewable raw resource, which do not compete with materials aimed at the food chain, and have the advantage of reducing net carbon emissions. The work is supported by a £2.2m LINK grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
* August 2011
Graph shows Harvest Energy's performance compared to other fossil fuel suppliers in meeting the Government's carbon saving target of 45% for 2009/10.
This graph shows Harvest Energy's Greenhouse Gas savings (in green) and and other obligated companies (in blue) as a comparison for the last annual period. The government set a target for obligated companies to achieve a GHG saving of 45% during this period.Source: 'Year Two of the RTFO', Renewable Fuels Agency report on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation 2009/10