HVO fuel is a paraffinic diesel fuel with up to 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and is a pure fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats. HVO is a direct alternative to traditional diesel and meets the EN15940 standard. There is no requirement to change any settings or modify engines. Providing your tank is clean and free from contamination, HVO can be stored in the same tank as diesel.
HVO does not react with water or oxygen and resists diesel type bugs. There is no Sulphur or FAME content in HVO and consequently it has a long shelf life in excess of 5 years.
In cold and winter conditions HVO will perform better than diesel and is less prone to waxing. The cold start performance of HVO is better than the equivalent diesel.
In summary HVO is a great alternative to Diesel particularly with the improved green credentials shown by HVO.
From 1st April 2022, the UK Governments legislation concerning the use of rebated oils (Red Diesel and Red HVO) changes.
At Budget 2020 the government announced that it was removing entitlement to use rebated diesel from most sectors, with exceptions for agriculture, horticulture, fish farming and forestry; Heating and electricity generation in non-commercial premises ; Marine crafts ; Railway vehicles ; Amateur sports clubs and golf courses; Travelling fairs and circuses.
This means that current customers of rebated oils (Gas Oil) including red biodiesel (Red H.V.O.) will need to change over to DERV (white diesel) BEFORE 1st April 2022. This change will significantly increase your fuel costs and affect credit lines.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact our Sales team for help.
Further information can be obtained from the UK Governments website at this address