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Sandvik Mobiles and Finning supporting HVO


Companies working together to develop renewable fuel using hydrotreated vegetable oil  

TO power large, mobile crushing and screening equipment, Sandvik are putting sustainability in focus and investing in renewable fuel. Working alongside Finning, the company has successfully used HVO with C-Series Cat engines without making any modifications to the engine or fuel tanks.

Forming a part of both company’s journey towards a more sustainable future, the use of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) reduces net carbon emissions by up to 90% compared with conventional diesel. The HVO they are using is made from renewable feedstocks certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC). Its performance is similar to regular diesel, so power output and uptime are not compromised.


The hydrotreating of vegetable oils is a modern way to produce very high-quality renewable diesel fuels without requiring any changes to fuel logistics, engines, or exhaust aftertreatment devices. Unlike other biodiesels, HVO is not sensitive to low or high temperatures, or exposure to sunlight, as all oxygen is removed during the production process.

Also, due to the use of hydrogen in the production process, HVO has a superior shelf life, compared with other biodiesels, and since no iron or system changes are required, it can be considered a drop-in replacement for diesel.*

Jesper Persson, vice-president of life-cycle services at Sandvik, commented: ‘We are committed to using engineering and innovation through our products to make the shift towards more sustainable business.

‘With a host of innovations in the pipeline, including electrification of our offering, we are excited to be pioneers in the industry and invest in renewable fuel sources for sustainable rock processing solutions.

‘Working alongside Finning to performance engineer the feasibility of HVO, means we can data collect and monitor any impact on the performance and output. It’s an exciting step in our contribution to sustainability and we will work together with our customers and suppliers for more productive, safer, and innovative solutions.’

Steffen Barrett, sales manager for industrial engines at Finning UK & Ireland, said: ‘As Sandvik strive to balance environmental and business sustainability, we are ready to provide the solutions they need to achieve their goals.

‘Our customers’ priorities are evolving toward a carbon-reduced future and our products and services are evolving with them. We are actively supporting the use of plant-based and waste-derived fuels in our engines as alternatives to traditional fuels.

‘Our engines are engineered for use with a range of renewable fuels, including up to B100 HVO (EN15940 or ASTM D975), that have a significantly lower net carbon footprint than conventional diesel.

‘Working with our partner Caterpillar, and through our sustainability strategy, we are focused on being an even more responsible partner to help our customers transition to a low-carbon economy and take better care of the communities we serve. This helps us to fulfil our company’s purpose to build and power a better world.’

*For additional information, contact your local Sandvik or Caterpillar dealer


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