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09 Apr 20211 minute read

Skanska to power site equipment with vegetable oil

Skanska to power site equipment with vegetable oil

Construction giant Skanska is set to switch to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to power all its onsite plant and equipment.

The fuel will be provided by Green Biofuels Ltd for use by the contractor and its supply chain, with an expected reduction of 90 per cent in annual CO2 emissions.

Adam Crossley, Skanska Director of Environment, said in Construction Enquirer: “The shift to Green D+ HVO is something we can do to reduce our emissions today.

“Whilst our ambition is to move to hydrogen or electrification for construction plant as fast as technology allows Green D+ HVO is a major step in the right direction on our journey to net-zero carbon.”

Magnus Hammick, COO of Green Biofuels added: “Skanska UK is the first fully integrated construction and facilities management company to take on Green D+ HVO completely across their business, not just in one vertical.

“We congratulate them on making a difference today by saving CO2e and improving air quality.”