Newland Homes ditches diesel for HVO

Newland Homes ditches diesel for HVO

Newland Homes has switched all its site machinery to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) instead of diesel, as part of the company’s drive to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2024.

HVO is a biofuel derived from waste vegetable oils and fats, transformed into biofuel by hydrogenation which is 100% renewable and sustainable.

HVO is interchangeable with diesel, the usage of which last year equated to 35% of Newland Homes’ overall carbon emissions for 2020. 

Ian Hughes, Associate Construction Director for Newland Homes, commented: “Moving all our site vehicles to HVO is another tangible marker that our company’s transition to a low carbon world is well underway. Sometimes these changes are simple yet extremely impactful, like the use of HVO, others are more challenging. Nevertheless, we refuse to rest on our laurels and will continue to question the status quo and take advantage of new technologies as they advance.”

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