the world’s first broadcaster to power live event reporting using Gd+ HVO fuel
sep 20 / 2021
Like many large organisations, Sky Sports has set ambitious targets for carbon reduction - pledging to become carbon net zero by 2030. Sky Sports broadcasts from stadiums and arenas which are typically found in built up areas, with a large crew at hand – and has traditionally used highly polluting diesel to power its generators. To meet its emissions targets, Sky Sports needed the cleanest fuel possible – but without any kind of disruption or modifications to their operations, which were governed by immovable major sports events.
Sky Sports needed the cleanest fuel possible – but without any kind of disruption or modifications to their operations, which were governed by immovable major sports events.
We first supplied Gd+ HVO fuel to Sky Sports on the 2nd February 2021 – when the company was due to broadcast the live Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic. Sky Sports was able to swap in Gd+ HVO for its diesel fuel, without any kind of equipment change or modifications. Its operations could continue as normal, with a completely different kind of fuel.
The test broadcast was a complete success – and Sky Sports proceeded to switch all of their outside broadcasts in England, Scotland and Wales to Gd+ HVO during 2021, and use it to power the vehicles serving its events. As a result, it has achieved a reduction of particulates emissions by 70%, and CO2e by around 90%.
▸ NOx reduction of approximately 30%
▸ PM reduction of approximately 70%
▸ CO2 reduction of approximately 90%