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Musgrave Rolls Out Hydro-Treated Vegetable Oil Fuel Across Truck Fleet

By Donna Ahern
Musgrave Rolls Out Hydro-Treated Vegetable Oil Fuel Across Truck Fleet

Musgrave has announced the roll-out of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel across its network of almost 500 vehicles.

By 2030, half of the Musgrave fleet will ‘operate on alternative fuel, with an overall ambition for the entire fleet to be net zero by 2040.’

HVO is a completely fossil-free biofuel made from waste, by-products, and derived products not intended for human consumption from the food industry. It can be used to power diesel vehicles and provides up to 90% reduction in greenhouse emissions per litre of fuel used.

Musgrave explained that it will use one million litres of HVO in 2023 across its fleet and plans to use three million litres of HVO by 2025.

Carbon Footprint Reduction 


Speaking about Musgrave’s transport emission targets, Luke Hanlon, chief supply chain officer, said, “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and all that we do. Reducing the carbon footprint of our transport network is a major part of this.

“We are determined to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our fleet by 50% by 2030, which will pave the way to achieving net zero by 2040.”

By 2030, 50% of Musgrave’s entire fleet will operate on alternative fuel, making it one of the largest users of HVO in Ireland.

Sustainability Fund

Last year, Musgrave announced a first-of-its-kind €25 million sustainability fund.


The fund is helping to achieve a carbon reduction of 12% across SuperValu and Centra stores by end of 2024.

Read More: Musgrave Announces New Five-Year Deal With Ballymaguire Foods Worth €170m

© 2023 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more supply chain news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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