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Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  September 14, 2023

Vantage Data Centers Uses Renewable Fuel

Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses,  announced the continued deployment of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a renewable fuel to replace conventional diesel fuel in generators. 

The company will roll out HVO in several of its largest markets in North America and EMEA since it is 100% biodegradable and non-toxic, offering a more sustainable fuel option.

Vantage implemented HVO at its newest facility, CWL13, on the Cardiff campus and is currently working to deploy the renewable fuel throughout the rest of the campus. In addition, Vantage will deploy HVO in one of its North American flagship markets — Santa Clara, California — by the end of the year. Vantage is planning deployments in additional markets subject to fuel availability.

“Making the switch to renewable diesel is one of the many ways we are reducing the carbon emissions of our operations. Reaching net zero by 2030 is an incredibly ambitious goal that will require us to implement a wide variety of solutions. Our focus is on maintaining reliability and affordability while achieving emissions reductions,” said Amanda Abell, senior director of sustainability at Vantage, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing the rollout of HVO at our campuses across North America and EMEA, where available, in addition to the other programs we have in place to reach our sustainability targets.”

The use of renewable diesel fuels significantly reduces the embodied carbon of the fuel consumed in diesel generators, which helps reduce Scope 3 emissions associated with the company’s supply chain. According to fuel suppliers, the use of HVO reduces lifecycle carbon emissions by 65-90% compared to conventional diesel.

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