United Kingdom – Skanska is to cut carbon (CO2e) and harmful air emissions by using low emission fuel Green D+, a hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel to power all site plant and equipment.
This will help Skanska to become net-zero carbon by 2045. The framework agreement which extends to Skanska’s supply chain partners, will see Green Biofuels supply Green D+, which is certified under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme and exclusively generated from waste or secondary renewal source material. This will equate to a 90% saving in CO2e and an 85% reduction in other emission particulates.
Shift to Green D+
The decision to use Green D+ is a strategic step-change approach that acts on significantly reducing emissions associated with plant and equipment, for the immediate term.
Adam Crossley, Skanska Director of Environment, said: “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.”