HVO (which stands for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) is a paraffinic drop-in diesel fuel substitute that provides a cleaner alternative to power your diesel generators, as well as other diesel-powered machinery. Conforming to EN15940 standards, HVO is manufactured from renewable waste and has drastically reduced the volume of CO2 emissions of our customers. Furthermore, our customers have been able to achieve this without the requirement to modify existing generators engines, infrastructure, or machinery.
HVO fuel is a clean-burning diesel alternative that is one of the most environmentally friendly fuels available. Raw materials are saturated with hydrogen at high temperatures and pressures during the production process, removing any esters and oxygen. This means it degrades at a far slower rate than ordinary biodiesel and diesel products. As a result, HVO can have a shelf life of up to ten years, significantly longer than regular diesel’s one year – which makes it a fantastic, long-term investment for our customers with on-site standby power infrastructure.
If your business utilises diesel as part of its standby power fuel solution, HVO can provide a fantastic opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%. Furthermore, there are many other benefits, which include:
The immediate problem is one of availability. As HVO is still a relatively new product to the market, the UK’s supply chains are underdeveloped. As a result, prices remain high when compared to regular diesel, with premiums at least 15% higher than regular diesel. Finally, fuel consumption is also slightly higher with HVO, although the difference is extremely small (approx. 4% more).