Moving to sustainable vehicles

Rayden Engineering Ltd are specialists in the fabricating and installing high pressure pipework systems in both low and high alloy steels.

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Rayden Engineering Ltd offer a professional and comprehensive service to their clients and operate in many specialists' market sectors such as the petrochemical, gas, water, and oil industries.

Why did they engage with DE-Carbonise

The largest proportion of carbon emissions is surrounding transport, with vans, HGV’s and cars representing 26%, 24% & 21% of total emissions. To reduce its carbon emissions, Rayden Engineering is changing the company cars to Plug-in Hybrid alternatives. The company also has plans to change the company’s cars to EV alternatives over a 5-year period.

The company needed to reduce its carbon emissions and planned the move to plug-in hybrid alternatives by January 2022. Before the transition, total annual carbon emissions were 300.17 tonnes of CO2e.

Moreover, the company wanted to understand the different emissions categories associated with Scopes 1, 2 and 3 and how they could create action plans to reduce them.

An emissions audit was undertaken. The results showed that transport was their main contributing factor to carbon emissions. Switching to hybrid over a 5-year period was highlighted as highly important by the audit.

What has been the impact of working with DE-Carbonise?

Rayden Engineering is changing the company cars to Plug-in hybrid alternatives and this action will save 8.04 tonnes of CO2e per year. They will also attract lower rates of petrol or diesel and having a lower vehicle tax, saving the company money on a yearly basis.

Next Steps

HGVs represent the largest amount of carbon emissions (26%) of Rayden Engineering. However, the company believes that for now it is not possible to move to HGVs powered by Hydrogen due to costs.

In the future choosing between a diesel and a fuel cell-powered vehicle will be a preference rather than a decision being influenced by cost.

The DE-Carbonise team therefore recommended that Rayden Engineering monitor the development of recent technologies and availability of hydrogen refuelling stations over the coming years.

About DE-Carbonise

DE-Carbonise is a three year collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, which started in November 2019. The collaboration is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and follows on from the successful D2 Energy Efficiency/Low Carbon project.

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