Switching to hydrotreated vegetable oil(HVO) to power its machinery John Sisk & Son are to stop the use of petroleum diesel on its construction sites.
John Sisk & Son is Ireland’s largest construction company and is thought to be the first construction business in Ireland to mandate the switch to HVO at all of its sites.
Sisk have agreed a deal with HVO supplier Certa and believes all of its sites in Ireland will be fully HVO by the end of 2022. They are also looking at achieving the same results for its mainland European projects as they already use HVO in the UK.
By switching to HVO, a fossil free biofuel usually made by reacting waste vegetable oils and animal fats with hydrogen, will create a 90% reduction in CO2 and an 85% reduction in other harmful emissions. The amount of diesel Sisk uses anually produces 3,000 tonnes of CO2 which accounts for 60% of its scope 1 carbon emissions.
Sisk & Son have set themselves an ambitious target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.