HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is a renewable diesel alternative and is one of the world’s cleanest fuels on the market. As a second-generation premium biofuel, it eliminates up to 90% of net greenhouse gas emissions (such as CO2) and hugely reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.
HVO meets EN 15940 regulatory standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II, so it can be used as a drop-in alternative to mineral diesel with little or no modifications needed to your infrastructure.
As part of the paraffinic family of fuels, HVO has low aromatic and naphthenic hydrocarbon content and no sulphur content, meaning it is also an extremely pure diesel fuel.
|100% hydrocarbon renewable fuel||Virtually identical chemically and physically to petroleum diesel yet delivers enhanced emission, performance and sustainability benefits of biofuel.|
|Easy to use||Can be used in existing diesel engines without modification in concentrations of up to 100% and requires no changes to shipping, handling and storing practices.|
|Easy blending with petroleum diesel or biodiesel||Can be blended at varying concentrations based on economics or other factors. Blends with biodiesel to create a 100% renewable, low-emission, high-performance fuel.|
|Reduced emissions||renewable diesel reduces total hydrocarbons by more than 10 percent, particulate matter by nearly 40 percent, carbon monoxide by 25 percent and nitrogen oxides by 15 percent.|
|Lower carbon intensity (CI) score||Because renewable diesel can be produced from a wide array of organic feedstocks, its lower carbon intensity score can help meet regulatory requirements.|
|Increased Cetane||Higher Cetane indicates quicker and more complete ignition of the fuel, which improves efficiency, reduces emissions and allows for easier starting and smoother running.|
Through significantly improved efficiency, HVO reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions when powering diesel vehicles and machinery.
The benefits of HVO are plentiful, including: