InterXion: Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for Interxion backup generators

Feb 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Interxion is one of the latest companies to turn to Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) for its data center backup generator needs. The company is using HVO100 fuel and the first site in its French portfolio to make the change was its new PAR8 site, in La Courneuve, Paris.

The fuel is made from vegetable oils or reprocessed waste, meaning that it is 100% renewable and, as such, certified as sustainable and compliant with the European Union's renewable energy directive.

Speaking about the decision to make the company's backup generator fuel renewable, Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France, said: "Every action we take that helps to limit greenhouse gas emissions is important." Coquio explained that the company was aware of the impact that its generators can have on the environment even when usage is "reduced to a minimum," and so switching to HVO100 enables the company to take what it called a "proactive step" in implementing its strategy to reduce its carbon footprint." According to the company, this move will ensure that carbon emissions from generators will be reduced by 90 percent.