You may already know that HVO stands for hydrotreated or hydrogenated vegetable oils, but do you know how this cleaner, greener fuel is made? To understand how HVO can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, we think it’s vital that you know how it’s produced — only then can you make an informed choice about your commercial company’s fuel.
That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide, to take you through the HVO manufacturing process and explain how it works.
What is HVO fuel made from?
HVO is a liquid fuel made from 100% renewable oils, such as sunflower or rapeseed oil, or animal fats. All raw materials used much be checked by the Department for Transport and deemed to be suitable, sustainable and of high quality before being processed and turned into HVO.
This type of fuel is classed as a second-generation biofuel. This means HVO must be produced using waste products and materials, rather than crops taken directly from the field and grown for the purpose of producing fuel.
How do you make HVO diesel fuel?
HVO fuel is made by a process called hydrotreating or hydrogenating, in which the molecular structure of the vegetable oil is changed through the introduction of hydrogen. This can be done in two forms; the first is hydrogenation which adds hydrogen; the second is hydrocracking which uses hydrogen to break down and then rebuild molecules.
This hydrogen process creates uniform molecules and carbon chains without the impurities that are associated with fossil fuels like diesel, which contains metals and sulphur. As such, HVO diesel burns more cleanly than traditional fuels, releases fewer emissions and is better for the environment. You can find out more about how Your NRG is helping it's customers use more sustainable fuel options on our future fuels page.
Where is HVO fuel made?
In recent years, HVO production in the UK has increased as the country makes moves towards its net zero 2050 targets. There are now a number of HVO fuel manufacturers in the UK and with future fuels at the forefront of environmental concerns, it’s expected that this fuel will be produced in larger quantities over the coming years.
Here at Your NRG, we’re proud to be a supplier of this innovative and renewable fuel. If you’re looking to make the switch to a greener solution, we can provide your business with exceptional value and fast delivery on HVO fuel.
How does HVO fuel work and what can it be used for?
HVO fuel works as a direct, drop-in replacement for diesel vehicles, and can be used immediately without vehicle upgrades or investments. It’s an efficient option for your fleet or for use in your oil central heating system as due to its uniform structure, it burns cleanly and reduces your emissions.
This fuel can be used for a range of commercial purposes, including agricultural, construction, manufacturing and marine sectors. HVO can power everything from a fleet of vehicles and industrial vehicles to commercial boilers, tankers and boats.
Quality HVO fuel from knowledgeable experts
Here at Your NRG, we work with leading HVO fuel manufacturers and suppliers across the UK, providing you with quick delivery to keep your fleet moving. Additionally, we regularly update our prices and pass on our savings to our customers, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible value.
Do you have any further questions about HVO fuel, what it is or how much is HVO fuel? Get in touch with Your NRG to find out more and discuss the fuel needs for your business.