Unlocking the potential of HVO: HVO storage tanks from Atlantis Tanks

In an era where sustainability is a driving force behind innovation, the spotlight is firmly on sustainable and low-carbon energy solutions. That means switching to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a biofuel that’s paving the way to a cleaner, greener future. That’s why we’re putting a strong focus on ensuring we can provide tanks and equipment compliant with this type of fuel.

What is HVO?

HVO is an eco-friendly fuel derived from waste products. This fossil-free fuel is used as a drop-in alternative to standard white diesel. HVO is also an exciting game-changer for those looking to decarbonise off-grid properties and more.

The benefits of HVO

The obvious benefit of HVO is widely acknowledged – it’s more friendly to the environment than other fuel types. However, the benefits extend to looking after your equipment and helping your business remain competitive and efficient. Let’s have a look at the main benefits of HVO:

Reduction in greenhouse gases and harmful emissions: When compared to conventional diesel or kerosene, HVO significantly reduces CO2 emissions by almost 90%. Furthermore, its usage reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 27% and particulate matter (PM) emissions by up to 84%. This not only decreases greenhouse gas emissions but also contributes to cleaner air for us all.

Sustainability: HVO fuel is 100% renewable and certified as sustainable by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) organisation. As a second-generation biofuel, it’s derived entirely from waste products.

Long storage life: HVO is ideal for long-term fuel storage and can be safely stored for up to 10 years. The hydrogenation process removes oxygen from the fuel, significantly reducing the risk of degradation or oxidation. Unlike first-generation biofuels, HVO does not absorb water, which makes it far harder for diesel bug to thrive and cause problems with your tank and machinery.

Safety: Pure HVO is odourless, non-toxic and biodegradable. In case of leaks or spills, it has a considerably less damaging impact on the environment than diesel or kerosene. Additionally, HVO has a higher flash point than mineral diesel, reducing the risk of fire.

Cold weather performance: HVO has a significantly lower freeze point (-40°C) compared to diesel (-8°C). While this may not be a major concern for much of the year in the UK, it still means more reliable fuel in the cold months.

Compatibility: HVO can replace or be blended with diesel in any ratio for most applications. Many Original Engine Manufacturers (OEMs) have approved the use of HVO fuel in their vehicle engines, ensuring you don’t risk voiding the warranty. It’s also an option for existing oil-fired central heating boilers, typically requiring only minor modifications.

Better for machinery: HVO’s clean-burning properties significantly reduce particulate production, improving engine cleanliness, extending the lifetime of emission control systems and decreasing engine oil ageing. HVO’s resistance to water and oxygen prevents sludge build-up, keeping filters unblocked and equipment contaminant-free.

What Types of HVO fuel tanks does Atlantis Tanks offer?

If you’re switching to HVO, you need the right storage solution. Atlantis Tanks offers a range of fuel tanks suitable for storing, transporting and dispensing HVO.

HVO dispensing tanks: These static, steel fuel dispensers come equipped with everything needed to store, measure and dispense HVO. Bunded and compliant with UK regulations, tanks are available in capacities ranging from 1,350 to 20,000 litres.

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Steel HVO static fuel tanks: Atlantis Tanks’ bunded steel fuel storage tanks come with an industry-leading warranty for your peace of mind. They’re available in capacities ranging from 7,500 to 50,000 litres.

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Plastic HVO static fuel tanks: Moulded from UV-stabilised and corrosion-resistant polyethylene, Atlantis Tanks’ plastic fuel storage tanks offer a cost-effective solution. With capacities from 1,300 to 10,000 litres, they’re designed for easy installation and maintenance.

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Portable fuel tanks: We pride ourselves on offering a full range of both portable steel tanks and portable plastic tanks with capacities ranging from 410 litres to 5000 litres – perfect for getting your HVO quickly to where you need it with minimum fuss.

What to Do Now?

If you have questions about HVO or which type of storage would be best for your business or home use, don’t hesitate to reach out to Atlantis Tanks Ltd. Our expert team is ready to assist you on your journey to a more sustainable future. The era of low-carbon energy is here and HVO is leading the way towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

Call us on: 0330 999 1100 or email [email protected]