Swedish rental company Kranpunkten is switching its fleet to HVO100 fossil free renewable diesel in order to reduce its climate impact.
Kranpunkten currently has a fleet of more than 3,500 machines, and while more than 80 percent are said to be electric or hybrid powered, the remaining will now be fuelled with 100 percent renewable, fossil free HVO100 diesel. Made by the hydro-treatment of vegetable oils and/or animal fats, HVO100 has a chemical structure almost identical to regular diesel and said to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 to 90 percent.
The decision follows the successful trial of HVO100 with its service vehicles fleet last year. The company has said it will take a year to convert the rest of its fleet, with the availability of fuel and clearance of certain machines and vehicle suppliers potentially affecting this timeframe.
Petra Lampa, Kranpunkten sustainability manager, said: “Now we take further action by switching to a renewable and fossil free fuel. Compared to regular diesel, this means a significant reduction in our carbon dioxide emission.”
Based in Förslöv, southern Sweden, Kranpunkten operates a fleet of aerial work platforms – including a fleet of truck and van mounted platforms – telehandlers, forklifts, spider cranes, glass robots and personal/material lifts from depots in Uppsala, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.