Trane Technologies approves HVO fuel for Thermo King refrigerated trucks and trailers

Trane Technologies approves HVO fuel for Thermo King refrigerated trucks and trailers

Trane Technologies approved HVO fossil-free fuel as an alternative to diesel for its Thermo King cold chain solutions.

Trane Technologies has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fossil-free fuel as a sustainable alternative to diesel fuel in Thermo King global cold chain solutions, including refrigerated truck and trailer product lines. The use of HVO fuel offers a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and more than 30% in particulate matter while maintaining optimal product performance, Trane Technologies says. The approval follows thorough testing including a successful pilot with a national food distributor.

HVO is a fossil-free product made of 100% renewable raw materials produced by the hydrotreatment of vegetable oils or animal fats. According to a recent press release from the companies, HVO is typically viewed as superior to regular biodiesel and does not release any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It can be used in place of diesel with no modifications to a Thermo King unit’s engine or changes in its preventative maintenance schedule.

HVO has previously been approved for Thermo King truck and trailer products operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The fuel is also used for unit testing on all assembly lines and customer units at the company’s manufacturing facility in Galway, Ireland.

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