Go Green Or Go Home

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A major contractor will run all its site equipment on vegetable oil and wants its supply chain to follow suit - signalling that to work on major projects and house building you will have to up your environmental credentials.

Skanska aims to be net-zero carbon by 2045 and part of the firm's plan to cut harmful air emissions is to use high performance fuel Green D+, a hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel.

Green Biofuels will supply Green D+, which is certified under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme and exclusively generated from waste or secondary renewal source material. Cooking oil is a popular waste product that can be recycled into fuel.

The decision to use Green D+ will reduce emissions for the immediate term whilst Skanska seeks to deploy electricity or hydrogen for plant.


 “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.”

– Adam Crossley 

Director of Environment, Skanska


Picture: If you want to work for big construction contractors you may have to start upping your environmental credentials.

The new Ford Electric Transit is featured in the March 2021 edition of The Installer magazine.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
08th April 2021


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