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Lewis UK biofuel contract
Originally published:  29/07/2012
UK road tanker operator Lewis Tankers has won a two-year contract from PetroIneos Fuels to transport biofuels from bulk storage tanks located in Grangemouth, UK, to the PetroIneos fuel terminal at the Grangemouth refinery. Lewis has an operating base in Grangemouth and will be utilising dedicated tanks in accord with the contract. “PetroIneos imports bulk quantities of bioethanol into Grangemouth in its natural form and denatures by mixing it with 1 per cent gasoline,” explains Lewis. “As part of the contract, Lewis Tankers will also transfer the gasoline used in the denaturing process from the PetroIneos terminal to the storage tanks prior to each new shipment of bioethanol arriving. Transport is scheduled so that the tanks are empty prior to the gasoline being added to ensure accurate mixing”.
In other Lewis news, the company has won a President’s Award from the UK safety charity Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Lewis says the reward recognises that the company has won RoSPA’s annual Gold Award twelve consecutive times. “We are extremely proud to have received RoSPA’s Gold Award every year since 2000, which has earned us another President’s Award,” says Lewis. “As a road tanker operator, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety management for the benefit of staff, clients and the general public.”