Kubota Zero Turn Mower Diesel Fuel

Best Diesel For Kubota Zero Turn Mower 

Among the best zero turn mowers, a Kubota zero turn mower deserves the best of modern diesel fuel which is HVO to run beautifully with ultra-low emissions.

Kubota Zero Turn Diesel Mower

HVO is hydrotreated vegetable oil, a thoroughly modern synthetic clean-burning diesel fuel that is made from wood waste, used cooking oils, or animal fats which are brought under great pressure to react with hydrogen gas (thus hydro-treated).


This fuel is also known as renewable diesel and is a fantastic Kubota zero turn mower fuel that can be mixed with normal diesel and produces a large cut in emissions, runs very well in cold weather, can be stored for upto 10 years and cuts diesel particulates by 80%!

HVO is therefore a very green but also a very practical fuel for all ride on mowers, diesel chippers, generators, tractors, forklifts, and road vehicles. Due to being made from waste, the net green house gas emissions are cut by as much as 90% without any changes to machines or engines.

HVO Diesel Fuel

Why is HVO the best fuel for diesel mowers and grass cutting machinery? Well, due to these machines having quite basic exhaust scrubbing (if any) and often not having catalysts or AdBlue, the emissions can be quite high compared to road vehicles.

With HVO you have a drop in NOx, huge drop in soot and smoke, less smell, less blocked fuel filters, smoother running, higher cetane number, higher flash point, and brilliant cold weather performance.

To enjoy the benefits of HVO renewable diesel please do get in touch – oil@lubiq.uk

HVO Fuelling Service

HVO Diesel Right Into Your Car, Van, Or Boat

Try our HVO renewable diesel fuelling service where we come to you to fill up your private car, vans, trucks, boats, generators, or tractors on site.

As there are only about 4 forecourts in the whole of the UK selling HVO renewable diesel, we make it  easy for you to cut emissions by 90% with no changes to your vehicle at all!

We charge your card or operate a purchase order system for 500 litres and above with credit subject to status. Check out the video comparing how cleanly HVO burns compared to normal DERV:

Learn more about this remarkable fuel on the links:

What is HVO Fuel?

How Is HVO Diesel Made?

Who Makes The Best Premium Diesel?

We log exact volumes to keep track of vehicle number plates and fuel usage.

Currently available in limited areas, we may charge for aborted call outs.

Call 01324 309100 or email oil@lubiq.uk to find out cost per litre for this handy service.

HVO Fuelling Service
HVO Fuelling
Kubota Zero Turn Diesel Mower

Buy HVO Fuel And Have It Delivered To You

LubiQ Fuels is a family firm that has set about solving the difficulties of buying HVO fuel by offering a UK wide delivery service in jerry cans, IBCs, and bulk drops of 500 litres to 36,000 litres plus of white or red HVO.

With the lack of present infrastructure and forecourts that sell renewable diesel (there are only 4 in the UK plus Esso supply a 25% blend with normal diesel) it is not easy to buy this practical fuel to reduce pollution.

Where to buy HVO fuel

Diesel fuel filters and particulate filters are showing an increasing tendency to block when using normal diesel, with embarrassing and expensive down time for train companies, plant hire firms and others – HVO fuel answers all these problems at one stroke!

Diesel cars, vans, boats, excavators, generators, or tractors require no changes to the engine to run on HVO and enjoy an 80% reduction in particulates compared to DERV, smoother running, and excellent cold starting. The standard to which our HVO fuel adheres is BS EN 15940.

Where to buy HVO fuel

Next time you are wondering where to buy HVO fuel please give us a try by looking at our range or reaching out on phone 01324 309100 or email to oil@lubiq.uk

You can mix HVO fuel with standard diesel in any proportion and as it is made from 100% waste feedstocks, there is a net 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, less nitrous oxides, low odour, and none of the storage issues of FAME biodiesel; in fact, you can store it for upto 10 years.

HVO stand for: ‘hydrotreated vegetable oil’ a paraffinic fossil-free renewable diesel that is made from waste fats, cooking oils, and wood wastes. It is the circular economy in action with real premium diesel benefits!

What Is Premium Diesel?

What Is Premium Diesel?

A premium diesel is either a fossil fuel with higher cetane number and extra detergent additives or a synthetic fuel like HVO renewable diesel or GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuel.

What Is Premium Diesel

The question what is premium diesel is a fair one as these fuels cost more but medium-term deliver value for money benefits for engines and substantial benefits for the environment.

In general, our road fuel comes from 6 or 7 large refinery sites which in the main, but not entirely, distil fossil crude oil into a range fuels (some, like Phillips 66, do produce HVO diesel from waste feedstocks).

These fuels cover a wide spectrum from bitumen (very viscous) to liquified petroleum gases with DERV, petrol, kerosene, and marine gas oil. The bulk of diesel available at present is cracked from fossil crude oil so how came this fossil fuel to be marketed as premium?

Mainstream DERV With A Small Upgrade..

Fuel companies must make a profit to return to shareholders and it seems the chance to push a slightly modified but far from ideal DERV as ‘premium’ was to good to miss. It is possible to compare cetane numbers of a popular premium fossil diesel with HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) as shown here:

  • BP Ultimate Diesel: Around 55
  • HVO renewable diesel: 70 or above

The cetane number of diesel relates to its combustion quality so on this rating HVO diesel is streets ahead of any fossil diesel when asking what a premium diesel is.

Apart from this, the bp ultimate or Shell v-power diesel have extra detergent cleaning additives while HVO has no need of these additives as it burns 80% cleaner than any fossil diesel anyhow. The question must be asked if the presence of the detergents is not proof that these are not premium diesels.

Synthetic Fuels – True Premium Diesel?

Synthetic or man-made fuels are a bit like 3D printing. They build a consistent fuel from the ground up designed to combust with far less particulates or emissions than a fossil diesel which is just one product from crude.

When refining is carried out on crude oil there is the ‘breaking down’ of a natural product that is itself variable with sulphur, aromatics, and variable hydrocarbon molecule lengths. HVO is also a much lower odour fuel that has fantastic cold flow and storage stability.

What Is Premium Diesel?

Hydrotreated vegetable oil, despite it being made from 100% waste products, has consistent length molecule chains, and is reacted with hydrogen under great pressure leading to high purity and, very importantly, excluding oxygen atoms from the fuel to avoid the problems of FAME biodiesel.

One significant weakness of FAME biodiesel is the tendency to grow algae in it and block fuel filters or DPFs, it causes this trouble even though it is only present at 7.25% in EN590 forecourt mineral diesel that most of us use all the time.

Our research shows that when asking what is premium diesel, the answer is HVO, which is stable for storage, made from waste, offers less air pollution, less AdBlue used, and extremely clean burning.

Would you like some delivered? Please follow the link here or drop us an email to oil@lubiq.uk

How To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Cars

How To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Cars

How To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Cars

Greenhouse gas emissions are a real concern and there is a simple answer for drivers wondering how to reduce CO2 emissions from cars which is HVO diesel.

Also known as green diesel or renewable diesel, hydrotreated vegetable oil is growing in popularity for a range of reasons as shown below:

1) Made from waste, it reduces net CO2 emissions by as much as 90 percent.
2) Completely useable, mixable, and miscible with normal white diesel fuel so very practical.
3) Extremely clean burning with diesel particulates and soot reduced by around 80%.
4) No bunged-up fuel filters or diesel particulate filters any more, a high-purity premium fuel.
5) Cuts harmful NOx gas emissions and AdBlue usage, saving costs.
6) No need for any more expensive diesel fuel additives or buying so-called premium diesel.
7) A good investment over the medium term that is very good for Euro 5 or 6 engines.

HVO diesel fuel is now being both manufactured in the UK and imported from Europe and the United States. It conforms to the BS EN 15940 standard and is made from ISCC-certified waste like used cooking oils, animal fats, and wood waste, showing a practical example of the circular economy.

Many concerned drivers and fleet managers feel that only by buying electric cars will they reduce CO2 emissions, but this is not always practical and HVO is a fast and practical alternative!

How To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Cars

Because HVO diesel is a direct drop-in alternative to DERV, it is a fantastic answer to how to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, vans, forklifts, and trucks without big costs; we can even fuel your vehicles for you!

Another factor that is becoming apparent is that mainstream fuel with FAME biodiesel blended in it is causing a lot of blocked fuel filters; using HVO avoids these headaches. A small number of forecourts from JET are now selling renewable diesel at the pump and we supply HVO fuel to your door in a range of simple formats.

Below: A forecourt fuel pump offering renewable diesel, this is currently a rare sight in the UK:

How To Reduce CO2 Emissions From Cars

XTL Diesel Suppliers

XTL Diesel

XTL diesel is also known as renewable diesel, green diesel, or HVO, this fuel class naming also covering GTL (gas-to-liquid) synthetic fuels as supplied by Shell.

XTL Diesel

If you have visited the few forecourts in the UK that sell hydrotreated vegetable oil at Thurrock, Chesterfield, and Catterick Garrison, you will see it is called XTL diesel and this will likely be on the inside of the fuel filler cap cover on your vehicle also.

The whole field of eFuels and synthetic biofuels like HVO XTL diesel is growing rapidly with recent news that Porsche is investing over $100 million into synthetic fuels with an eye to the future of its sporty cars.

With XTL diesel you are using a product that offers superbly consistent and high purity clean burn that when tested by MTU showed a drop in particulates of 80% and in NOx of around 20%.

Better for your engine and for the environment, our XTL diesel is manufactured from 100% waste feedstocks allowing a net greenhouse gas emissions cut of more than 80%.

XTL Diesel Supplier

This is a biofuel without any of the problems that tend to crop up with FAME biodiesel that can also be stored for long periods without needing fuel polishing.

Have you noticed a ‘B7’ on the diesel pump at your local forecourt? This is because standard diesel has 7.25% FAME biodiesel within it, unfortunately causing a good deal of problems with blocked fuel filters.

Premium Diesel Benefits

Premium Diesel Benefits

Premium diesel benefits are considerable when the current problems with mainstream fossil diesel are considered and emissions and air pollution reduction of using HVO renewable diesel are taken in to account.

Join us as we explore the background and current types of diesel fuel UK.

The Problems

Mineral diesel is made from the fractional distillation of crude oil with the variabilities that come with using a natural product, high smoke/soot/particulates, sulphur, and aromatics.

Premium Diesel Benefits

There is a further problem in recent years; the inclusion of 7% FAME biodiesel which is a well-meant attempt to ‘green’ the fuel that has resulted in hundreds of blocked fuel filters and DPF problems.

Are The Premium Standard Diesels Actually Better?

Among the types of diesel fuel UK available there are ‘premium’ versions of standard white diesel at bp, Esso, and Jet with increased detergents and a slightly higher cetane number but still with the biodiesel problems, so these are really of only limited genuine benefits.

Premium Diesel Benefits

Finding Real Premium Diesel Benefits With HVO

Starting over – rather than additives with standard diesel – is the way to really access real diesel benefits and there is no fuel that better illustrates this than hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

This is a synthetic fuel of high purity built from the ground up as a very clean burning, low emissions product with 80% reduction in diesel particulates and reduced NOx emissions.

Premium Diesel Benefits

Made entirely from waste wood, cooking oils, or fats, HVO is far better for engines and yields a net green house gas emissions cut of upto 90%.

HVO renewable diesel is very practical as it can be mixed with standard diesel but is head and shoulders above it for the following benefits:

  • Combustion and high cetane number of 70.
  • Easy cold start and cold flow characteristics.
  • Stability in long term storage – for upto 10 years.
  • Not having oxygen in it means it does not grow algae in tanks.
  • Lack of aromatics and sulphur (HVO has a lubricity additive).

There is no need to change storage tanks or vehicles with this premium diesel that is better for your engine and for the environment; it really is the circular economy in action! See more on the mtu video below:

Is Premium Diesel Worth It?

Is Premium Diesel Worth It?

The question is premium diesel worth it comes up with those experiencing DPF or fuel filter blockages and those wanting the best diesel for short trips or long runs.

Is Premium Diesel Worth It?

Others have acquired a new car, van, or boat, and are happy to pay more for a genuine premium diesel but want to understand why the fuel is what it claims to be. Read on for an analysis of the so-called and the real premium diesels and which are really worth it.

What Is A Premium Diesel Anyway?

There are several higher priced premium diesel fuels out there from Jet, bp, and Esso and among mineral fossil diesel options there is really 2 factors: detergent level, and the fuel’s cetane number.

When we come to LubiQ Fuels HVO fossil free renewable diesel there are more factors, namely that it is a synthetic super fuel from the ground up!

So, what is the claimed difference with fossil premium diesel fuels? The higher detergent content helps to clean the engine, and the higher cetane number than standard white diesel assists with combustion quality.

The HVO Difference – Being Synthetic

When asking is premium diesel worth it? It is clear from the points above that the bulk of fuels carrying this label are not very different from standard EN940 white diesel; therefore, we could be heading to the answer, ‘no it is not hardly worth it’. 

Fossil diesel is one fraction from the distillation of crude petroleum along with petrol, bunker fuel, kerosene, and LPG, the key point is that this is a natural product containing variabilities, aromatics, and sulphur.

Fossil Diesel Refinery

Even if labelled ‘premium’ it is not a purpose-designed ideal fuel for compression ignition engines but rather the accepted high-availability and low-cost source from present UK infrastructure at the Humber, Southampton Water, Ellesmere Port, Pembroke, and Grangemouth.

The exciting thing is that there is a recent arrival that really is a premium diesel that is worth it, which is called HVO. Hydrotreated vegetable oil is a fossil free synthetic diesel fuel that is made from consistent length molecule chains, has very little smell, extremely clean burn (according to MTU a drop of 80% in diesel particulates) and excellent eco-friendly credentials.

Premium Diesel

HVO is a true premium diesel to reduce blocked DPFs and fuel filters, reduce AdBlue usage and improve engine smoothness while, because it is made from waste, also cuts net greenhouse gas emissions by upto 90%. It also has a higher cetane number of 70 than any mineral fossil diesel.

Cutting Air Pollution With Fossil Free Diesel

HVO is also known as renewable diesel and should not be confused with FAME biodiesel. Using HVO brings a cut in harmful NOx emissions, and it is a highly practical fuel that can be mixed in any proportion with normal white diesel.

This makes it easy to switch and there is no need to change your tanks and pumps or the vehicles themselves.

Is Premium Diesel Worth It

There is such thing as red or rebated HVO diesel for use only in agriculture, marine, or train applications. There is discussion about using it as a renewable heating oil, but it would be rather expensive at the time of writing.

Look at our HVO fuel to find that the answer is actually YES to the question is premium diesel worth it?


How Is HVO Fuel Made?

How Is HVO Fuel Made?

It is useful to understand how is HVO fuel made to better comprehend why it is such a premium fuel with benefits to both engines and the environment.

Hydrotreated vegetable oil is made from waste products containing carbon like wood waste, used cooking oil, waste animal fats, pitch, and tallow.

How Is HVO Fuel Made

These feedstocks are cracked and reacted with hydrogen, so hydrogenated, to obtain a synthetic fuel which is like kerosene density-wise and chemically similar to mineral diesel although more consistent and clean-burning.

You can see the comparison on this Neste video:

Some key differences:

  • There isn’t any oxygen within HVO, so it has fantastic stability for long term fuel storage without growing algae or clouding in cold weather. It is made differently from FAME biodiesel and is markedly superior.
  • Because it is not really a ‘natural’ product like normal fossil diesel, HVO contains consistent length molecule chains, no sulphur and almost no aromatics, it burns much cleaner than normal DERV so is good for your engine with much lower soot levels.
  • Has a higher cetane number than standard diesel and a higher flash point.

Good News For Refineries!

It will probably have struck you by now, as researching how is HVO fuel made, that petrochemical refineries can fairly easily change a distillation column or cracker to making HVO instead of cracking fossil crude oil.

This is in fact what is happening in the UK on the Humber and across the world in France, Finland, Holland and the USA with sites gearing up to refine waste instead of fossil crude oil.

HVO diesel production refinery

Many heavy lorries are using HVO fuel already, this is in part because it is getting cheaper and more plentiful and there is no hassle of changing fuel tanks or engines because you can mix it readily with normal diesel.

Because HVO is made from waste, the local councils, haulage, plant hire, and construction firms that are using HVO are in fact enjoying a 90% cut in net greenhouse gas emissions!

They are saving 2.2kg of carbon per litre burned, using less AdBlue, drastically cutting air pollution and as there is an 80% cut in particulates and soot, well they hardly need DPF filters anymore!

If you would like to join this clean and green diesel revolution please click on the link or email us at: oil@lubiq.uk

What Is HVO Fuel?

What Is HVO Fuel?

Car owners and businesses working on a carbon reduction plan are asking what is HVO fuel? It is a green replacement diesel; find out more about hydrotreated vegetable oil or renewable diesel here.

Part of a group of synthetic fuels produced from waste like used cooking oils, tallow, pitch, fish waste, and animal fats, HVO fuel is made by cracking and hydrogenating with hydrogen to produce a paraffinic kerosene-like fuel with low odour and very little sulphur content.

We believe the Finnish oil firm Neste has been the main manufacturer of hydrotreated vegetable oil which is also called renewable diesel in recent years and the market is now expanding with majors like Phillips 66, Valero, and Eni also ramping up production.

What Is HVO Fuel?

HVO is chemically very similar to fossil diesel and typically has lubricity additives added to make up for missing sulphur, it is a pale straw colour with a high cetane number of 70. The quality standard is EN 15940 and directive 2009/30/EC Annex II.

Air Pollution Down, Smooth Acceleration Up

Because the molecule lengths in HVO are consistent in this fuel it burns very cleanly, reducing diesel particulates and soot by 80% – no more blocked DPFs or fuel filters!

Particularly in manual gearbox smaller cars and vans you can feel notably smoother and more eager power when running on HVO.

Is HVO A Biodiesel?

Yes, it is but it absolutely is not a B100 or FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) product and suffers from none of the very painful shortcomings of these products.

What Is HVO Fuel

Consistent, high purity, and very stable, HVO fuel can be used in temperatures as low as minus 20 and, because there is no oxygen within the fuel, it will not grow algae in storage. You can store HVO fuel for as long as 10 years and it has excellent cold weather performance.

Can You Mix HVO And Normal Diesel?

Yes, you can, and this makes it very practical as bulk fuelling infrastructure or vehicles need no changing and as it is made from waste, the net carbon reduction is as high as 90%.

What Is Availability Like?

Just a handful of forecourts currently sell HVO fuel; we deliver all over the country in jerrycans, IBCs, pallets, or bulk drops of 500 to 36,000 litres or more.

To be clear, there are millions of litres of HVO stocked and made in the UK and dozens of truck fleets have used it for years it has been approved by almost all major engine firms like Volvo, mtu, CAT, Cummins, DAF, Audi and Scania to name just a few. A video at the bottom of the page shows how cleanly HVO burns.

I hope we have clarified a few points about what HVO fuel is in this article. Some further points of interest to note are that:

  • Engines using it heat from cold quickly making it good for standby generators and winter use.
  • Fuel economy drops a little compared with using white mineral diesel.
  • HVO is low density and light weight, about 25% lighter than water per litre.
  • HVO does have some odour but significantly less aromatics than mineral fossil diesel.