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The company has invested in a separate filling station on its own site in Nijkerk. HVO is a synthetic diesel that is made from waste and residual flows such as frying fat. This makes HVO low in CO2 emissions. Whereas many companies use a mix of HVO and conventional diesel, we choose pure HVO.
The use of HVO is an example of Koopman's integrated approach. Maurice de Wilde (CFO): "For our customers, true cost reduction is not achieved by reducing the transport costs by a few euros per trip. We aim to achieve real savings, both in costs and in the environment, by examining the entire process together with the client.
Voor met name het zware wegvervoer is elektrisch rijden nog een stap te ver. CO2-arme brandstoffen als HVO bieden een concreet alternatief. Koopman is met dit initiatief een koploper en wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat dit een voorbeeld zal zijn voor veel van onze leden.
Arthur van Dijk — Voormalig voorzitter Transport en Logistiek Nederland
Sustainability is high on our list of priorities. The healthy balance between People, Planet and Profit is important to us. For example, we want to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. We do this by opting, among other things, for HVO for our diesel vehicles, but also by driving electrically if it is profitable. We are launching initiatives with suppliers to work together to reduce the CO2 footprint. In 2019 - 2020, we have already achieved a reduction of a total of 3.55 thousand tonnes through the use of Neste My Renewable Diesel.
By filling up with 100% HVO, we will emit 89% less CO2 per kilometre than with conventional diesel.
Maurice de Wilde — CFO Koopman
"When we optimise the entire chain, fewer kilometres are needed and that is a direct saving in costs and emissions. By applying HVO now, we are not only moving to the next stage in transport, but we are also fulfilling our customers' emphatic wish to reduce CO2. Our HVO installation contains pure HVO, not a mixture of HVO and conventional diesel. By filling up with 100% HVO, we will emit 89% less CO2 per kilometre than with conventional diesel."