Sustainable & Renewable

Sustainable & Renewable

HVO fuel is a sustainable and renewable fuel, with the benefits of also being both biodegradable and non-toxic.

Low Emissions

Low Emissions

HVO fuel is a cleaner burning fuel, which means emissions and pollutants are cut by up to 90% saving on greenhouse gas and particulates.

‘Drop In’ Compatibility

‘Drop In’ Compatibility

HVO fuel is a drop-in replacement for traditional diesel and gas oil, and can even be mixed with the fuel currently in your storage tank.

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HVO Renewable Fuel

Ford Fuels are looking to the future and want you to join us. We are always investing in ways to help minimise the environmental impact of our operations. Recently accredited in ISO 9001, we continue to look at ways to improve upon this, including providing Renewable Fuels and giving your business the opportunity to take part in Carbon Offsetting Initiatives. HVO fuel is a Renewable Fuel which is currently available for commercial use, but we are working with the industry to develop the technology for our domestic customers as well.

Join our journey...Ford Fuels is Going Greener!

Say hello to the fuel of the future!
Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, or HVO fuel for short, is a 100% renewable fuel that is a drop-in replacement for traditional Diesel and Gas Oil. 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 future...What is 'HVO' 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 fuel 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.

Is HVO fuel the answer?Red Diesel Tax Change

HVO fuel has many great benefits, however if you do decide to switch to HVO fuel, you need to be aware that HVO fuel also comes in red and white versions and their price points are both in proportional to their non-green counter parts.

Is HVO the future...Will HVO Be Available For Domestic Use?

Ford Fuels are proud to be working within the industry to help bring renewable alternative fuels to the market. HVO fuel is one such fuel, which can reduce emissions by up to 90%.

Once trials are complete we plan to also make these fuels available to our domestic customers (as well as are commercial ones). You can subscribe to our domestic updates below to stay informed of our progress.

The Benefits of HVO Fuel

REDUCED MAINTENANCE

REDUCED MAINTENANCE

‘DROP IN’ COMPATIBILITY

‘DROP IN’ COMPATIBILITY

LOW EMISSIONS

LOW EMISSIONS

SUSTAINABLE & RENEWABLE

SUSTAINABLE & RENEWABLE

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TOXIC FREE & ODOURLESS

TOXIC FREE & ODOURLESS

COLD FLOW

COLD FLOW

LONGER LIFE SPAN

LONGER LIFE SPAN

CLEAN

CLEAN

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HVO Fuel – Frequently Asked Questions

What is HVO Fuel - Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil?

HVO fuel 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 fuel 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 fuel be used?

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

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

HVO fuel is produced in a complex refinery process that removes oxygen from the vegetable oil molecules, and splits them into a different chain. HVO fuel 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 fuel will I need to change my fuel storage tank?

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

Is HVO fuel more expensive than normal diesel?

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

Will HVO fuel affect fuel efficiency?

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

How will HVO fuel 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 fuel?

How do I switch to HVO fuel?

Just give us a call, its that easy!

As HVO fuel 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.

 

For your convenience...Download our HVO Fuel Brochure.

If your interested in switching to HVO fuel, or if you just want to keep the information on hand to discuss with colleagues and clients, just click download and it's all yours!

Tackling greenhouse gasses...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 fuel can reduce your greenhouse emissions by up to 90%.

Tackling greenhouse gasses...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 carbon offset your emissions through Ford Fuels.

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