As part of its commitment to sustainability, road planing contractor, Jet Plant, has announced that all of its machines will be fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
Following the success of earlier trials, and with customers reporting zero issues with the machines when powered by HVO instead of diesel, Jet Plant made the decision to begin powering all its planing fleet with the alternative fuel. The switch will allow the company to reduce the well-to-wheel C02 output by 50% per shift, significantly decreasing carbon footprint for the company and its customers.
Sean Witheford, Jet Plant managing director, said: “We have already made good headway on our journey to net zero, and this move will get us there even faster. We are making a significant investment to make this happen, but we believe that, in the long-term, it will be money well spent for the carbon savings it will make.”