Volvo Cars slash CO2 emissions with switch to biofuels for ocean freight


Automobile giant Volvo Cars (Volvo) has announced that it will switch from traditional fossil fuel to renewable biofuel for its intercontinental ocean freight journeys, cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 55,000 tonnes over a year.

According to the company, tens of thousands of containers of production material destined for Volvo factories are carried across the world’s oceans on container ships.

By using fuel based on renewable and sustainable sources, the company will reduce CO2 emissions by at least 84% compared to fossil fuel – a reduction equivalent to the CO2 emissions of a full truck driving around the equator about 1,200 times.

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