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The city of Lund is currently striving to end the use of fossil fuels for city operations until 2020. In this work we have also been looking at working machines. We have found that it is easier to replace diesel of fossil origin than we thought. Electricity can in some cases be the replacement, which also gives better working conditions in relation to noise, vibrations and air quality. The cost for this has been lower than expected. In several cases the replacement has been synthetic bio-diesel (HVO).
As buildings and facilities gradually become more energy-efficient, the part of the total CO2-emissions related to construction increases. Because of this I suggest that you also look for alternatives to fossil fuels during construction.
– Linda Birkedal, Lunds kommun