Over the past two years Belfast Harbour has successfully trialled the use of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in Belfast Harbour plant and vehicles. HVO is a drop-in fuel used in lieu of diesel to reduce carbon emissions generated by internal combustion engines.
Having deployed additional refuelling infrastructure in 2022 we are now rolling out the use of HVO fuel across the Port, including in our pilot boats and cranes. Over the next two years this will reduce our Scope 1 carbon emissions by approximately 2,000 tCO2e per annum.
Belfast Harbour trialled the use of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil in one of their vehicles in 2021. With an estimated 90% carbon emission reduction compared with diesel, HVO represents an opportunity to reduce the port’s carbon footprint