HVO100 – THE FUEL THAT REDUCES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
By far the biggest climate impact that Swecon Sweden has in its operations comes from the transportation of servicing and spare parts vehicles. To reduce the carbon footprint, they are switching from diesel to HVO100 - this is how it works!
How it works
Approved and ready
Most heavy goods vehicle manufacturers have approved the use of pure HVO100 in their engines. The Swedish ambulance fleet for example uses HVO100 instead of diesel!
Switch from diesel to HVO100
HVO has almost the same chemical composition as fossil diesel, therefore no additional investment or modifications to vehicles are required. It is just a case of refuelling and driving!
What is HVO 100?
HVO stands for hydrogenated vegetable oil. The raw material can also be animal fat. The use means that the emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced, which makes the fuel an excellent alternative for diesel-powered city buses and trucks for example.
Investment in the climate
It is more expensive to run on HVO100, but it is a cost worth paying in order reduce the carbon footprint. From the beginning of 2023, the fuel HVO100 should be used as far as possible.
Tested by Swecon
In November 2021, tests began using HVO100 on all servicing and spare parts vehicles at the facility in Uppsala. The idea was to end the test period in February 2022, but the employees continued. “The change has gone very smoothly”, says Peter Gäreskog, Site Manager, Swecon Uppsala.
Overall climate goal
Lantmännen's goal is to reduce the climate impact from transport by 50 per cent by 2030 (base year 2019). A partial goal is fossil-free transport and servicing vehicles in Sweden by 2030, in order to have fossil-free in all markets by 2050. The strategy is based on more sustainable fuel choices and more efficient transport flows. In Sweden, a transition to biofuels is noticeable, where domestic biofuels play a decisive role.
From 1 January, Swecon Sweden operates on HVO100 where possible.
That's how far it is on average from a Swecon facility to a refuelling station with HVO100.
How many fewer emissions from a vehicle refuelled with HVO100 compared to diesel.
This is how much the carbon footprint would be reduced if Swecon used HVO100 in all its vehicles.
The minimum number of refuelling stations for HVO100 in Sweden.
Download the “Think Green” app to see where you can refuel HVO100.