Film London has launched ‘ The Fuel Project Supplier Guidance Report’, which is delivered by Film London and funded by Interreg Europe’s Green Screen, in partnership with sustainable business consultants Creative Zero. The report gives support, guides and practical information to film and TV production suppliers to make the move toward low-carbon technologies that ultimately help lower emissions in the industry.
The industry’s current contribution to greenhouse gases and air pollution is dominated by fuel consumption: 50% of a production’s carbon footprint, as well as air pollution, comes from fuel use across land transport and mobile power services.
In recognising this is where the greatest action can be made, the report provides production supply companies in London and Europe with solutions and proposes technologies that will bring down our industry’s collective emissions. It particularly aims to support smaller companies who may not otherwise have easy access to corporate sustainability advice and resources.
The Fuel Project Supplier Guidance Report proposes practical solutions to reduce the level of air pollutants and carbon emitted by vehicle transport in production. It also advises on the use of low carbon power generators on-set, given that only around 12.5% of those currently used on film and TV productions in London comply with the highest emissions standard (Stage V).
The report also sets out to myth-bust some current assumptions on a number of key, low carbon, fuel options available in the UK market, by acknowledging the challenges faced in this transition. For example, power from battery, hydrogen and Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) sources, can significantly reduce emissions from production supplier transport fleets and generators; yet, challenges remain. These fuel solutions can play a crucial role in helping the industry meet its environmental commitments and net zero targets. However, concerns around cost, supply and real-world environmental impact can create confusion and inertia around these solutions. The report sets out to address the chief concerns currently serving as a barrier to action.
This report aims to be the first stage in a longer collaborative project, bringing together stakeholders in the industry to support supply companies by developing a better understanding of the challenges, as well as considering options for implementing new technologies going forward.
You can read the full report here: https://filmlondon.org.uk/the-fuel-project