MARKARYD, Sweden: Manufacturer Konecranes has been testing the use of HVO100 fossil-free fuel in its latest generation of lift trucks to meet customer demand for equipment using renewable fuels.
HVO100 is a 100-percent renewable and fossil-free chemical copy of regular diesel made mostly of vegetable oils as well as suitable waste and residue fat which can reduce fossil-based CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent.
With nearly the same characteristics as regular diesel, the company says renewable HVO100 works just as efficiently and can be used in most, but not all, diesel engines without modification.
The estimated reduction of tailpipe CO2 emissions from HVO100-fuelled trucks both produced and used at the Konecranes factory in Markaryd, Sweden is expected to drop by over 300 tons a year – equal to 100 cars burning regular diesel fuel 15,000 kilometres in the same period.
“The testing of renewable fuel compatibility shows how Konecranes Lift Trucks has put sustainability at the core of its strategy, driving business development and decisions,” said company Environment Health and Safety manager Zandra Wallin.
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