Synthesised from 100% renewable raw materials, such as vegetable oils and certified animal oils and fats, Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) is a premium fossil-free, sustainable alternative to diesel that offers a cleaner way to fuel on and off-road commercial fleets. During the manufacturing process, impurities are removed from the raw feedstocks, which are then hydrotreated to break down existing molecules and build them up again to create a consistent carbon chain without the impurities found in traditional diesel or biofuels.
HVO is a drop-in alternative to traditional diesel that can be used without any modification to diesel engines or machinery and can be safely mixed with mineral diesel. Being a drop-in alternative also means there is no need to replace or invest in extra fuel storage facilities, as it can be stored in the same tank as traditional diesel.
HVO meets both EN15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive
2009/30/EC Annex II and has been approved for use in many heavy-duty vehicles.
"The Road to Zero Strategy" outlines how the government will aim to support the transition to road transport zero-emission by 2050. HVO supports the transition as it offers a sustainable ‘green’ alternative to diesel and can be used in on- and off-road vehicles across a range of industries, including construction, agriculture, road transport, haulage, marine and the public sector.
Swapping to HVO provides a real opportunity for businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%.
At WCF Chandlers we have experience distributing a multitude of fuel types, so whatever your commercial requirements we will work with you to provide a reliable service to meet your requirements.
If you are considering switching to HVO or would like to know more about it, please register your details below and someone from the dedicated commercial team will get in touch with you.