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Sandvik mobile crushers and screeners can now operate using HVO fuels

An excavator fills a mobile crusher on a job site
Sandvik has completed testing on their range of machines to confirm that the machines can operate with HVO without modifications to either the engines or the fuel tanks.

Caterpillar's Cat C-Series engines supplied to Sandvik mobile crushers and screeners to power its mining and construction equipment can run on renewable and alternative fuels including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) certified to EN15940 or ASTM D975.

Sandvik has completed testing on its range of machines to confirm that the machines can operate with HVO without modifications to either the engines or the fuel tanks. This helps Sandvik users reduce net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 90 percent compared with conventional diesel.

Sandvik's collaboration with Cat dealer Finning UK and Ireland

Sandvik is a commercial and industrial equipment supplier. The company supplies mobile crushing and screening equipment that can contribute to CO2 emissions when using traditional diesel fuel. To make the shift towards a more sustainable business, Sandvik Mobiles decided to invest in HVO as a renewable fuel and turned to Cat dealer Finning U.K. and Ireland to supply compatible engines.

HVO is a form of renewable synthetic diesel, produced from certified waste fats and oils through hydro-processing. Its performance is similar to regular diesel, but it reduces the carbon footprint associated with operating the engine and can lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) under certain conditions. Its chemical similarity to diesel means that the machine's power output and uptime are not compromised when introducing HVO as an alternative, and it can also be blended with diesel.

Sustainability solutions

"We are committed to using engineering and innovation through all our operations to make the shift towards more sustainable business," says Jesper Persson, vice president of life cycle services at Sandvik Mobiles. "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 and 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 of both new and existing machinery. 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."

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