Electric construction at Eden Project

Electric construction at Eden Project

Home to stunning covered Biomes that replicate the natural worlds of tropical rainforests and the Mediterranean, the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK is a testament to what can be achieved by working with nature and not against it. So it made an ideal location to show the power of electric construction solutions in eradicating emissions across landscaping applications.

A three-month project with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), which saw the zero-emission ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Electric compact wheel loader work across a variety of applications inside the famous Biomes and a new nursery, has seen the project save three tons of CO2 and proved the potential for electromobility to transform the sector.

When it comes to influencing societal change – and in this case a move towards widespread industrial decarbonization – collaboration is needed. And there is no better platform to accelerate change in the landscaping sector than by showcasing sustainable action in a globally renowned site like Eden, one that has played host to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, G7 world leaders and the Olympic torch.

Sowing the seeds for electric tourism

Not only is the site at the forefront of environmental care, but it brings its message of positive transformation to over 600,000 visitors a year, of all ages and from around the world. It engages everyone from tourists to school and university students in this important topic, and even offers the opportunity to study for a degree in a range of sustainability and horticultural subjects.

As such, sustainability is embedded in everything the Eden Project does, having committed to be a climate positive organization by 2030 as part of the Race to Zero, through its partners Planet Mark. Volvo CE has its own ambitions to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, a decade earlier than other industry players and a goal that has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.

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