THE HARDSTAFF GROUP WINS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUSTS GREEN GUARDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD “ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR”
Nottingham 11th November 2010 – The Hardstaff Group, global leaders in the design, development and supply of low carbon dual fuel vehicle technologies that significantly reduce the carbon footprint in the road transport sector, are pleased to announce that they have won the “Environmental Business of the Year” category of the 2010 Green Guardian Environmental Awards, supported by npower an RWE Company.
The award was presented at a special ceremony held at Nottingham Trent University’s Nottingham Conference Centre on November 10th, in recognition of the contribution The Hardstaff Group make to sustainability through cutting HGV emissions with their Dual Fuel System in the UK and Europe.
Former Wildlife Trusts’ president and celebrity conservationist Professor David Bellamy, head judge, commented “Fossil fuels are finite resources, so hooray for the Hardstaff Group for doing their best to make them last longer!”
The Hardstaff Oil-Ignition Gas-Injection (OIGI®) system is a patented combustion technology that simultaneously burns two fuels, fossil or renewable natural gas (Biomethane) and diesel. Diesel is required as the ignition source with gas injection commencing when speed increases from idle. This system helps benefit the environment by cutting CO2 engine emissions by approximately 16-20%, double when using Biomethane as well as significant reductions in all other tail-pipe pollutants.
The Hardstaff Group’s close association with Loughborough University to help technologically advance their system for emerging markets helped secure the award. “We are extremely delighted to receive this award for our environmental action,” commented Trevor Fletcher, Managing Director.” By providing a Dual Fuel system which gives instant reductions in greenhouse gases and polluting emissions our company is helping to achieve a sustainable future and cleaner environment for our future generations.”
Hardstaff have always been on the leading edge of technical innovation, and to enable the switch from diesel to natural gas, they provide turn-key solutions that include refuelling stations, fuel supply and support. This enables a “headache free” entry level for the operator who will benefit from significant CO2 savings and a reduction in fuel costs.
Managing Director, Trevor Fletcher receiving Green Guardian Environmental Business Award alongside Profesor David Bellamy.