Liquid fuel industry campaigners recognised by Minister at Number 10 Downing Street

Relentless campaigning on behalf of their customers and the industry has seen John and Robert Weedon recognised as ‘local champions’ at a special reception.

The recognition came at a special reception held at the Prime Minister's residence

Nominated by George Eustace for the work they have done, through their Cornwall-based fuel distribution business Mitchell & Webber, to support the UKIFDA / OFTEC Future Ready Fuels Campaign the brothers were invited to the reception at Number 10.

Hosted at the event by Minister Gillian Keegan, John said they “had a great day”.

“It was especially good as we also met with the political advisor to the PM and had the opportunity to discuss Kehelland and renewable fuels.

Industry trials

HVO has been the subject of extensive trials led by industry bodies OFTEC and UKIFDA with the support of fuel distributors such as Mitchell & Webber that was the first company in the UK to convert an oil-fired boiler to trial HVO in Scorrier in 2020.

Since this landmark moment, the Mitchell & Webber team have been converting oil-fired appliances across Cornwall to test the fuel’s effectiveness and gather data, particularly in the village of

Kehelland, which supports Europe’s largest HVO trial.