Fossil fuel to green energy in waste management vehicles

Kolding Municipality has laid the groundwork for its green transition with its municipal sustainability strategy. In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute, the municipality has prepared the first phase of a conversion plan for the fleet of vehicles and machinery in the Municipal Waste Department, in order to reduce CO2 emissions. 

The conversion plan was divided into two phases. In phase 1, an overview of the fleet in terms of fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and costs for each individual vehicle and machine was created. In phase 2, an overview of possible technology choices within four main fuel tracks was made. The department needed an overview of pros and cons for the viable choices of propellants. The four fuels tracks are:

  • Diesel
  • Electricity
  • Biodiesel
  • Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

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