Manchester United and Chevron Renewable Energy Group
Manchester United is a global soccer giant that refuses to sit still. The club is proud, of course, of its more than 66 trophies in its 145-year history, but while winning on the pitch is what makes Manchester United one of the most successful sports teams in the world, its commitment to lower carbon solutions is what makes it a champion for a healthy planet.
Manchester United & Chevron Renewable Energy Group Team Up to Achieve Net Zero by 2050
In 2021, Chevron Renewable Energy Group became Manchester United’s official renewable fuel partner. We kicked off our shared mission to create a lower carbon world by implementing lower carbon biofuels at the training ground. Chasing their net zero target to align with the government’s national target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Manchester United introduced Chevron Renewable Energy Group’s innovative UltraClean BlenDTM fuel into their groundskeeping operations.
After a successful trial of using a combination of renewable diesel and biodiesel, Manchester United is utilizing the fuel in their generators, mowers and other groundskeeping equipment used to care for their training ground. We continued to scale our combined efforts throughout 2022, with more than 27,000 liters (about 7,100 gallons) of our biofuel being used on the pitch.
We’ve taken lower carbon solutions one step further and created a circular economy where the used cooking oil from Old Trafford is collected and used to produce biofuel. Chevron Renewable Energy Group utilizes various feedstocks, including used cooking oil, to help produce biofuels. Manchester United uses this biofuel to power their generators and groundskeeping equipment.
As of 2023, Manchester United’s lower carbon fuel solutions are winning the game toward lowering their carbon emissions. Learn how Manchester United has leveraged their renewable fuels partnership with Chevron Renewable Energy Group to make great strides toward their lower carbon targets.