Monday 2 March 2020

Volvo bus plant goes 100% renewable

Volvo bus plant goes 100% renewable

Volvo has announced its bus plant in Borås, Sweden, has become "one of the first bus production facilities that relies solely on renewable energy".

The vehicle manufacturer says the energy that the factory uses comes from renewable sources, will the bulk being sourced from hydropower and biofuels.

Joakim Wretman, Production Manager at the Volvo Buses Borås plant, said: "We are of course very proud that we have reduced our climate impact by only using renewable sources and all the energy we purchase is fossil-free.

"The electricity comes from hydropower, our district heating is provided by biofuels and the fork-lift trucks in the factory run on electricity or Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is a renewable fuel."

The factory’s overall energy consumption has also been reduced by 15% in the last few years - it replaced conventional fluorescent lightbulbs with LEDs and set up a system to automatically regulate the manufacturing plant's equipment so it is only active during actual production.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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