A guide to HVO - The Renewable Choice

Renewable Fuels: Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Fuel

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In recent years, the quest to lower the carbon footprint from fossil fuels for a cleaner and more sustainable energy source has gained tremendous momentum. This blog will focus on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), an environmentally friendly, renewable fuel being used across a variety of industries as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. 

What is HVO? 

 HVO stands for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, and it is a biofuel that is derived from various feedstocks including vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil. It is this format that separates it from fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal and why it is considered a renewable fuel. 

Using hydrogenation, which is the process of adding hydrogen to the vegetable oil molecules, or hydrocracking, which breaks down larger molecules using hydrogen, during its creation allows for it be used as an alternative to gasoline, diesel, and other non-renewable fuels. 

Where can I buy HVO? 

HVO fuel is becoming more widely available with an increase in demand, and it is now available from Allan Stobart Lubricants and Fuels. Businesses across the UK are subject to emission control regulations to help to limit the problems being caused by climate change. Renewable fuels, such as HVO, offer a viable solution and allow businesses to follow the Government initiative to lower the global carbon footprint. 

Advantages of HVO fuel? 

  •  The use of hydrogen, instead of methanol, makes HVO a cleaner fuel. 
  •  It has a longer shelf life than regular biodiesel. 
  •  It is considered a ‘drop-in’ fuel, which means you don’t have to change your existing infrastructure or equipment before making the change to HVO 
  • It is odourless and biodegradable

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Allan Stobart Lubricants & Fuels offer a full portfolio of lubricants, additives, oils, and greases for agricultural and commercial use. 

 To make the switch to renewable diesel, contact our commercial team on 016974 76575 for a personal quote and start ordering the commercial lubricants, additives, and fuel you need to keep your business moving.  

 Alternatively, you can email us at: aspurchase@allanstobart.co.uk.