CEMEX unveils first HVO-powered vehicle at Tilbury

CEMEX unveils first HVO-powered vehicle at Tilbury
24 May 2024

CEMEX has unveiled its first HVO-powered (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) vehicle in support of its Future in Action programme, which acts as the driver for CEMEX to become a carbon net zero business by 2050.

HVO is a diesel-like biofuel that can be produced without fossil resources by processing renewable waste. Itis now one of the leading alternative renewable fuels available to the construction industry, producing up to 90 per cent less CO2 emissions than traditional diesel fuel, and will act as a transitional fuel, helping to lower CO2 emissions whilst the industry moves towards more longer-term solutions such as electric or hydrogen power. 

The vehicle will be operating out of CEMEX’s Tilbury cement plant, which sits on the River Thames, London. 

CEMEX is also creating lower carbon building and construction materials through its Vertua range, increasing biodiversity through restoration work at its quarry locations and finding ways to reduce carbon emissions across its supply chain through increased rail activities and the use of alternative fuels such as HVO. 

Dave Hart, CEMEX director of Supply Chain for the UK, says, “HVO biofuel therefore, provides us with the opportunity for us to reduce carbon emissions, acting as a transitional fuel, whilst we continue to assess other emerging technologies such as electric and hydrogen power.”

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