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Carlsberg Sverige Lowers Emissions from Trucks by Using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:55pm

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Carlsberg Case Stories | Sustainability in Action

Continuously exploring ways of developing a lower-emission vehicle fleet and encouraging local markets to consider new opportunities when tendering for trucks.

The Carlsberg Group is continuously exploring ways of developing a lower emission vehicle fleet and encourages local markets to consider new opportunities when tendering for trucks. Carlsberg Sverige recently did this, agreeing favourable terms with Volvo to purchase three trucks fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

The Swedish fleet already included four electric hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, but the acquisition of the new HVO trucks has made it even more climate-smart. The use of HVO has been made possible by the construction of a new fuel station in Länna, approximately 20 km outside the Swedish capital, enabling deliveries in the Greater Stockholm area.

HVO, more commonly known as “green diesel” or “renewable diesel”, is produced from residual waste from, for example, the slaughter industry. In many parts of Sweden, it is already mixed with traditional diesel, but running vehicles on pure HVO reduces CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

 

Keywords: Environment | CO2 Emission Reduction | Carlsberg | HVO Trucks | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Responsible Production & Consumption

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