November 10, 2023
“Epiroc has ambitious sustainability targets for 2030, and we continuously strive to improve our offering by finding more sustainable solutions. The ability to use HVO100 in our surface drill rigs is an important step towards meeting these targets”, says Martin Johansson, Global Product Portfolio Manager, Epiroc Surface division.
HVO100 is a hydrotreated vegetable oil that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from diesel engines. It can be used both as an alternative fuel to diesel or be mixed with diesel. A diesel engine running on HVO100 produces up to 90% less harmful emissions, including greenhouse gases and particulates, when compared with one running on fossil-based diesel fuel.
HVO 100 should be treated as diesel fuel, and it works the same way when it comes to service and installation. The current infrastructure for distribution is also similar to diesel, which makes the move to HVO100 a smoother process compared to alternative technical solutions.
Customers can start to use HVO100 in their rigs straight away. Technical data varies between models and engines. Epiroc will update all the manuals accordingly to clarify the exact impact.
"Just like Epiroc, many of our customers are focused on improving sustainability in their operations. With this news we are very pleased to be able to offer a solution which can be an important part of our customers transformation"
*The possibility to use HVO100 fuel is applicable to the following product families: SmartROC, FlexiROC, PowerROC, Christensen, Explorac and Boyles.
Contact your local Customer Center representative for information about compatibility with rigs already in the field.
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com
Epiroc´s Surface division develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of rock drilling equipment and solutions for use in surface mining, construction, quarries, as well as water well applications worldwide. It also provides customers with exploration equipment, tooling and advanced orebody data analysis. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China, India, Australia and South Africa. Please see www.epiroc.com for product offerings.