United Kingdom – ScottishPower Renewables has launched an innovative pilot initiative to minimize its carbon footprint by utilizing waste vegetable oil to power crew transfer vessels at its flagship East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
To support the company’s Net Zero objective, HVO30, a sustainable vessel fuel made from 30% hydrogenated vegetable oil and a marine gas oil fuel blend, will be used to power two crew transfer vessels provided by Great Yarmouth-based NR Marine Services.
Renewable fuel from vegetable oils
HVO30 is expected to result in a 30% decrease in equivalent CO2 emissions from the two vessels when compared to normal marine gas oil. The renewable fuel is made entirely of waste vegetable oils and carries a certificate of sustainability from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) system.
East Anglia ONE
The East Anglia ONE wind farm, located 43 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, generates up to 714MW of clean energy each year, enough to power more than 630,000 homes. The £2.5 billion project, a collaboration between ScottishPower Renewables and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, includes 102 Siemens Gamesa 7MW offshore wind turbines (GIG). It is one of four offshore wind farms that ScottishPower Renewables intends to build in the region.