: Amazon announces HVO adoption in Dublin

Mar 21, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

In Dublin, Ireland, AWS has announced it is turning to HVO for its backup generators at its data centers. It will work with companies like Certa in Ireland to help develop a global supply chain, in order to create a more "accessible, steady, and sustainable supply of HVO." Further, it is investing in procurement of HVO from renewable sources, with raw materials that are “traceable to their origins.” This move is part of its wider commitment to transition its backup generators HVO, across its Europe operations. Dublin and Sweden are reportedly the first two locations to make the switch. 

Speaking about the company’s decision to decarbonize its backup power, Neil Morris, director of infrastructure operations, Northern Europe, at AWS, said that through this commitment, it hopes to pave the way for other businesses, and “help establish a global supply chain that will accelerate change across Europe, working in collaboration with other organizations.”

Adding: "At AWS, we’re committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around—it’s good for the planet, for business, for our customers, and for our communities. Transitioning to HVO is just one of the many ways we’re improving the sustainability of our data centres, decarbonising our operations, and working towards Amazon’s company-wide goal to meet net-zero carbon by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement."

Meanwhile, Andrew Graham, managing director of Certa Ireland, commented: “We’re excited to be working with AWS to help drive their renewable energy transition through the supply of our HVO. At Certa, our mission is to connect our customers with the most progressive energy solutions available, and as a straight drop-in replacement for conventional diesel, our HVO Bio Fuel provides up to 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions instantly, with no generator retrofitting required.”

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