O’Donovan switches fleet to vegetable oil power

Grant Prior 2 years ago O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd
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O’Donovan Waste Disposal is switching its entire fleet to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

The business operates with a fleet of 100 HGVs, serving the construction and demolition sectors throughout London and the Home Counties.

HVO is a sustainable and 100% renewable fuel that eliminates up to 90% of net carbon dioxide emissions.  The green alternative fuel reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) by up to 30%, particulate matter (PM) by up to 86% and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by up to 90%.

O’Donovan is committed to its aspiration of achieving Net Zero carbon by 2035 having refined its environmentally focused waste management processes, recycling over a million tonnes of construction and demolition waste annually and diverting 100% from landfill.

Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director said: “We are acutely aware that our biggest impact on the environment is our vehicles and along with other initiatives already in place, we are delighted to be able to commit to using HVO on all HGV road vehicles by October 2022.

“This bold move has a huge positive effect in terms of our environmental impact. We are clearly demonstrating that we are in line with our clients’ needs and requirements to adopt more sustainable processes and services, as well as the worldwide need to act now to prevent further global warming.

“I know that existing clients will be thrilled at this enormous change and I sincerely hope that new clients appreciate a real commitment in this immense global challenge and support us as a business by adopting our service offerings.

“As a leader in our sector, I feel we have a duty to lead by example and moving to solely HVO has an immediate positive impact on our carbon footprint and we would encourage others to follow suit.

“As a business, we are passionate about sustainability and this is a huge step towards our net-zero objectives.”

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