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GC® Renewable Diesel(HVO)

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.

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Feature Benefit
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.

 

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  1. WHAT IS HVO FUEL?
    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.
  2. HOW IS HVO MADE?
    HVO is produced from renewable materials such as vegetable oils and animal fats. These oils are treated through a high-quality specialist hydrotreatment process to create high-quality paraffinic fuel that’s almost chemically identical to fossil derv. This removes any esters and contamination which affect diesel performance and allows it to be stored for up to 10 years. That’s because it:

      • doesn’t react with water or oxygen
      • avoids sludge build-up and resists diesel bug attack
      • ensures its performance remains unaffected at both the point of use and after extended storage

    Through significantly improved efficiency, HVO reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions when powering diesel vehicles and machinery.

  3. HVO has a paraffinic structure which makes it pretty much identical to fossil diesel. This allows it to be used as a drop-in alternative with little or no infrastructure modifications needed.Both HVO and diesel are similar in terms of density, viscosity, energy content and flash point; however, HVO has many operational and environmental benefits.HVO meets current legislation; it’s 100% bio and is FAME and sulphur-free which means it doesn’t suffer from the stability issues mineral diesel and biodiesel face. This allows HVO to be left in storage for up to 10 years, ensuring good storage and maintenance, whereas regular diesel has a short shelf life of around 1 year.What’s more, its low cloud point of -32 degrees Celsius provides improved cold-start performance, clean combustion and a reduced chance of gelling in severe cold temperatures compared to mineral diesel.
  4. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF HVO FUEL?

The benefits of HVO are plentiful, including:

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%
  • Adheres to EN 15940:2016
  • 100% renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic
  • Improves your environmental and corporate social responsibility
  • Extended storage life of up to 10 years with less need for regular testing
  • Year-round performance; excellent cold weather properties
  • Zero FAME, sulphur and fossil content
  • 100% bio and 100% hydrocarbon, so meets increasing bio legislative requirements
  • Reduced particulate production during combustion reduces ageing of engine oils

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