O’Donovan Waste Disposal has made the decision to switch its entire fleet to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), making it the the first waste management company to make the switch to solely use biofuel.

As orginally reported by UK Haulier, this is a significant step forward for the multi-award winning company, which operates a fleet of 100 HGVs serving the construction and demolition industries in London and the Home Counties.

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

The company is unquestionably devoted to its goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2035, having enhanced its ecologically oriented waste management systems, recycling over a million tonnes of building and demolition waste yearly and diverting 100% from landfill.

“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” said  Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director at O’Donovan Waste. “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,” she added.