HVO Renewable FuelFord Fuels is Going Greener!

Say hello to the fuel of the future!
Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, or HVO for short, is a 100% renewable fuel that is a drop-in replacement for traditional Diesel and Gas Oil. HVO is currently available for commercial customers, but we are working with the industry to develop the technology for our domestic customers. Renewable fuels are an important part of the UK’s drive to net zero emissions. Ford Fuels are proud to give their help and expertise in providing alternative fuels that can reduce emissions by up to 90%.

The fuel of the futureWhat is 'HVO' Renewable Fuel?

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil is a RENEWABLE alternative to diesel. It is made from renewable and sustainable raw materials, which do not include any virgin crops. HVO is produced by hydrotreating vegetable oils/animal fats, which results in a premium fuel that operates identically to that of a regular diesel and is now included in the Worldwide Fuel Charter, and is accepted by most OEMs. Check your machinery’s handbook for compatibility.

The Benefits of HVO

SUSTAINABLE & RENEWABLE

SUSTAINABLE & RENEWABLE

LOW EMISSIONS

LOW EMISSIONS

‘DROP IN’ COMPATIBILITY

‘DROP IN’ COMPATIBILITY

REDUCED MAINTENANCE

REDUCED MAINTENANCE

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CLEAN

CLEAN

LONGER LIFE SPAN

LONGER LIFE SPAN

COLD FLOW

COLD FLOW

TOXIC FREE & ODOURLESS

TOXIC FREE & ODOURLESS

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HVO – Frequently Asked Questions

What is HVO - Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil?

HVO is a sustainable and 100% renewable fuel. It is created from using waste materials such as used cooking oils, tallow and other waste oils. The HVO supplied by Ford Fuels does not contain any virgin crops (e.g. palm oil), and meets the requirements of EN 15940 for paraffinic diesel fuels.

Were can HVO be used?

Commercial Boilers | Agricultural Tractors | Agricultural Machinery | Generators | Construction Equipment | Industrial Trucks | Tankers | Boats | Locomotives.

What is the difference between HVO, traditional mineral fuels, and Bio Diesel blends?

HVO is produced in a complex refinery process that removes oxygen from the vegetable oil molecules, and splits them into a different chain. HVO is a more stable fuel with a longer shelf life. It also provides superior performance in application and storage over fossil diesel and FAME substitutes.

With HVO will I need to change my fuel storage tank?

No. It is interchangeable with traditional diesel, and is a perfect drop-in replacement.
You will need no modifications or additional infrastructure. HVO is approved by major OEMs:

Is HVO more expensive than normal diesel?

It is relatively expensive in comparison to regular diesel however, HVO is more fuel efficient, so it can be argued that you get better value for money than regular diesel. HVO also comes at a fixed cost, rather than fluctuating like regular diesel.

Will HVO affect fuel efficiency?

Fuel consumption is nearly proportional to the volumetric heating value, but in some cases the engine efficiency is slightly improved.

How will HVO affect my engine?

PERFORMANCE IN ENGINES:

  • Reduces your CO2 emissions by up to 90%.
  • No modifications to vehicles required.
  • Same torque and maximum power as with fossil fuel in modern engines.
  • No cold operability issues during (severe) winter weather.
  • Low tendency to form deposits in fuel injection system and fuel injectors.
  • No engine oil dilution issues or chemical incompatibilities with engine oil.
  • Possibility to design more fuel-efficient low-emission diesel engines (“diesel-FFV-vehicles”).
  • Supported in Worldwide Fuel Charter published by automotive and engine manufacturers.
  • Long lasting (10 year shelf life), which minimises filtration problems.

ENGINE POWER & TORQUE:

  • Similar maximum power and acceleration time as with fossil diesel in modern vehicles.

ENGINE OIL DILUTION & DETERIORATION:

  • Better engine oil condition due to reasonable distillation range and hydrocarbon type chemistry.
  • Higher cetane number decreases oil dilution in cold starts and low load conditions.
What are the technical specifications of HVO?

How do I switch to HVO?

Just give us a call, its that easy!
As HVO is a ‘drop-in’ replacement, we can have you up and running in no time.
(Terms and Conditions apply). Contact us for more details, or if you have any further questions.

 

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

Reduce your carbon footprint by switching to our Renewable Fuels. A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual or company, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Reducing those emissions is the key solution to tackling climate change. Switching to HVO can reduce your greenhouse emissions by up to 90%.

Carbon Offsetting

Carbon Offsetting

Offsetting helps compensate for your emissions by funding an equivalent CO2 saving elsewhere. Unlike other carbon reductive solutions, offsetting is a simple, cost-effective approach that can be done without making changes to your vehicles or fuel supply. Contact us to find out how you can offset your emissions through Ford Fuels.