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Edinburgh Airport vehicles using vegetable oil to drive down emissions

VEHICLES operating at Edinburgh Airport are now being powered by vegetable oil as the airport continues to look at ways of reducing its emissions

34 vehicles have made the change from diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and there are plans for at least another 30 vehicles to make the switch to HVO in the next few weeks and months.

HVO is a renewable diesel alternative that eliminates up to 90% of net carbon dioxide emissions.

It also offers significant savings on nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide emissions.

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Around 30 more vehicles will make the HVO change.

The airport has also installed an HVO fuel pump on campus, which is being used by airport vehicles and those operated by third parties and contractors, supporting campus partners with their decarbonisation programmes. 

Gordon Robertson, Director of Communications and Sustainability at Edinburgh Airport said: “Introducing the use of vegetable oil in our airside vehicles is part of our strategy which means we can now actively chip away at our emissions by replacing diesel with a renewable fuel source.

“Zero Carbon is just one of the pillars in our Greater Good sustainability strategy and we are constantly evaluating ways of decarbonising our and our partners’ operations across the campus.”

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