Epiroc has taken steps to make its drill rigs compatible with HVO100 fuel in an effort to reduce impacts on the environment.
Made from hydrotreated vegetable oil, HVO100 reduces greenhouse gas emissions from diesel engines, and can be used as a diesel fuel alternative or mixed with diesel.
Compared to an engine running on fossil-based diesel fuel, an engine running on HVO100 produces up to 90 per cent less harmful emissions.
“Epiroc has ambitious sustainability targets for 2030, and we continuously strive to improve our offering by finding more sustainable solutions,” Epiroc surface division global product portfolio manager Martin Johansson said.
“The ability to use HVO100 in our surface drill rigs is an important step towards meeting these targets.
“Just like Epiroc, many of our customers are focused on improving sustainability in their operations. With this news we are very pleased to be able to offer a solution which can be an important part of our customers transformation.”
According to Epiroc, switching over to HVO100 is easy because it works the same way when it comes to service and installation.
The current infrastructure for distribution is similar as well.
HVO100 can be used on Epiroc’s SmartROC, FlexiROC, PowerROC, Christensen, Explorac and Boyles drill rigs.
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