Why Switching to HVO Fuel is Right for You and Right for the Planet

The earth is in trouble. We are overpopulated, and there isn’t enough room for everyone to live comfortably. To make matters worse, we keep burning fossil fuels like oil and gas which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This causes our planet to warm up, leading to climate change that could eventually lead to famine or disease outbreaks. Fortunately, there’s a way you can help – HVO biodiesel fuel!

What is HVO Fuel?

HVO biodiesel is an excellent, environmentally friendly biofuel, produced from 100% renewable resources. It is a second-generation drop-in alternative to mineral diesel. You don’t have to modify existing diesel engines to use it. You can even top up a tank already containing mineral diesel with HVO as the two liquids mix together without any problems.

It meets EN 15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II.

HVO stands for hydro processed vegetable oil; it is made from waste fats, soybean oil or canola oils that have been refined using hydrotreating technology at high temperatures (thus removing all impurities). Unlike other biofuels, HVO does not need food crops (like corn) as input material. It also doesn’t use up valuable farmland that could be used for food production.

HVO meets bio content requirements with no FAME included this avoids the instability and operational issues caused by some low blend diesel fuels and high blend biofuels.

What does Second-Generation Biofuel Mean?

First-generation biofuels were less reliable in extremes of temperature, especially in the cold. Cold filter plugging, water damage and diesel bug attack were all issues. These problems can cause fuel contamination and tank corrosion. Innovations in biodiesel technology and production means that the new HVO has been developed to eliminate these issues. It also produces less harmful emissions than first-generation biofuels.

HVO biodiesel is the only biofuel with a carbon footprint lower than regular diesel, making it an excellent choice to reduce your environmental impact and fight climate change! It can be used in diesel running engines and there are no modifications needed to either the engine or to vehicle exhaust systems.

Road Tax Exemption

HVO fuel in the UK is subject to a road tax exemption, which makes it an excellent choice for all environmentally conscious drivers but it’s also a good choice for the construction and farming industry.

This effective second-generation biodiesel is approved by the world’s leading engine manufacturers including Cummins Inc., Detroit Diesel Corp and MAN SE as well as other European car manufacturers like Volkswagen Group, BMW AG and Daimler AG. This is great news for those of you that want to fill up the family car too!

Storing Green Diesel

HVO fuel, also known as Green Diesel or Green D, can be stored for up to 24 months and doesn’t need mixing with any other fuel.

We stock HVO storage tanks and fuel dispensers. Our standard range of StoraFuel HVO tanks is available in various sizes up to 20,000 litres – but if you need something bigger, we can manufacture tanks that can hold up to 100,000 of HVO fuel.

Make the Switch to HVO Today!

Take a look at our range of HVO steel bunded tanks and HVO dispensers.