HVO – a resource for reducing emissions
HVO, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is used within the Scandi Standard Group mainly by Kronfågel Sweden and has reduced its CO2 emissions by 2,000 tonnes per year. The objective is of course that more companies within the Group will use this fuel to further reduce climate impact.
Between 70 and 80 percent of Kronfågel's transport of chicken and products to and from the Valla plant and Skara Frys where Kronfågel stores their frozen products, uses HVO from Neste. The plant, as well as the transport suppliers, has their own tanks with HVO fuel installed at their sites.
HVO is produced from renewable raw materials such as vegetable and animal fats from, for example, rapeseed oil or slaughter residues. Depending on the raw material, HVO reduces CO2 emissions by between 30–90 percent.
Hopefully we will be able to produce HVO from our own slaughter residues in our own facility in the future.
HVO has several advantages over fossil diesel. It is a completely renewable and sustainable fuel that gives up to 90 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions. It can be mixed with regular diesel and since HVO has the same chemical composition as fossil diesel, no further investments or modifications of the vehicles are required. Neste's fuel meets the EN15940 standard for paraffinic fuels.
However, we are aware that there is some criticism of HVO, but palm oil, which is sometimes used, is certified and we believe that the benefits outweigh.
By replacing fossil fuels with Neste's renewable fuels, global climate impact emissions fell by a total of 8.3 million tonnes in 2017. It is as much as three million passenger cars release over a year's time. (*Source: Neste)