Synthetic Fuel Price

Synthetic Fuel Price

Need a synthetic fuel price due to interest in reducing air pollution with GTL or HVO diesel? This is between £1.75 and £3.80 per litre + VAT depending on your requirements and volumes.

Synthetic Fuel Price

With some shortcomings emerging with EV vehicles, it is unsurprising if more folks are looking for a synthetic fuel price for GTL or HVO renewable diesel. HVO is becoming the fuel of choice that is a straightforward replacement for fossil diesel deal for clean air zones.

Hydrotreated vegetable oil is the product of synthetic fuel production that can be evaluated under 3 key aspects:

1) Technical: Consistent super clean burn, excellent for engines, great for storage stability.
2) Air Pollution: Due to far cleaner combustion than fossil diesel, 80% cut in particulates.
3) Environmental: Made from 100% wastes and residues for 90% net carbon emissions cut.
4) Note: No modifications to vehicles needed and can mix with fossil diesel.

Practical difficulties have emerged for both B7 diesel and E10 petrol in the UK due to the FAME biodiesel in the first and bioethanol in the second, these are blocked fuel and particulate filters in the case of diesel – HVO synthetic fuel completely solves this!

Synthetic fuel price

Synthetic Fuel Price

LubiQ leads among synthetic fuel companies in the UK with a wide range of solutions from 10 litre jerrycans for resale in leisure or landscaping to bulk tanker deliveries or even straight into your vehicle or generator. 

In the image above you can see Total’s Le Mede biorefinery in the south of France, one of a growing number of sites that are manufacturing cutting edge fuels from wastes and residues.

If you want less engine problems, less air pollution, less green house gas emissions or less AdBlue costs then do please get in touch for a synthetic fuel price today on 01324 309100 or email:

What Is HVO Fuel?

What Is HVO Fuel?

The letters HVO stand for hydrotreated vegetable oil which is a paraffinic fuel also called renewable diesel. It is a fossil-free replacement for mineral diesel that is produced from UCO and other wastes and residues offering a net reduction in green house gas emissions of up to 90%.

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. As it has a high cetane rating and burns cleanly, HVO produces between 40 and 80% less particulate matter emissions (soot and smoke).

What Is HVO Fuel

Supply Is Growing

The Finnish oil firm Neste has been a pioneering manufacturer of hydrotreated vegetable oil which is also called renewable diesel in recent years in Finland, Holland, and Singapore, and the market is now expanding with majors like Phillips 66, Valero (Diamond Green Diesel), Total, Marathon Oil, and Eni also ramping up production around the world. 

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 specification for synthetic paraffinic diesel fuels like GTL and HVO is EN15940 directive 2009/30/EC Annex II – you can downloard our Zemo Partnership certificate  declaration number: EF / 140067786 / ESL079449

Air Pollution Down, Smooth Acceleration Up

Because it is a synthetic fuel, the molecule lengths in HVO are very consistent so it burns very cleanly, reducing diesel particulate matter by 80% according to MTU a Rolls-Royce company.

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) biodiesel product and suffers from none of the very painful shortcomings of these products. HVO is much more compatible with modern common rail engines and far more stable in storage; problems with diesel particulate filters will reduce dramatically.

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 Diesel?

Yes, you can and in any proportion. This makes HVO very practical as bulk fuelling infrastructure or vehicles need no changing and if you need to you can fill up with either mineral or HVO according to forecourt availability at locations on your route.

What Is Availability Of HVO Fuel Like?

A handful of forecourts and increasing number of truckstops in the UK currently sell HVO fuel; this is set to expand to 50 sites soon, if you have a UK Fuels card you can check out where to buy here.

LubiQ deliver HVO fuel all over the country in jerrycans, pallets, or bulk drops of 500 to 36,000 litres or more.

There are millions of litres of HVO fuel for cars stocked in the UK and dozens of truck fleets have used it for years. It has been approved by major OEMs like Volvo, mtu, CAT, Cummins, DAF, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, 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 heat from cold quickly making it good for standby generators and winter use.
  • Fuel economy drops a little for long journeys and rises a little around town.
  • 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.
  • The symbol XTL on your fuel flap means the vehicle is ready for synthetic diesels like HVO or GTL (means gas-to-liquid). Both are excellent fuels but HVO is fossil-free. 

How Can HVO Fuel Help Me?

In a word by burning cleaner and being made from waste products and thus being the circular economy in action. HVO diesel fuel is a great solution for plant hire, garden machinery, forklifts, 4×4’s, civil engineering, farmers, and the public searching for where to buy HVO fuel for cars, vans, ride-on mowers, or tractors.

The letters HVO stand for: ‘hydrotreated vegetable oil’ and this is a renewable paraffinic diesel and industrial heating fuel that is made from waste fats, used cooking and vegetable oils.

Sporting a high cetane number, low odour, and exceptional storage stability, this fuel is a very high quality, FAME free, and fossil free renewable diesel with smooth power delivery and less fuel filter blockages in plant, on-road vehicles, or generators. 

Get in touch with LubiQ Fuels by calling us on 01324 309100; please also see what DAf trucks think below:

Premium Diesel

Low Emissions Diesel Fuel

Premium Diesel 

The best true premium diesel is HVO renewable diesel, or to give it its full name hydrotreated vegetable oil. It is often called green diesel and is an advanced second-generation synthetic fuel but, in a way, it is best to think of HVO as ‘racing diesel’.

Here we explore what there is to prove this claim in simple terms.

Diesel Fuel History 

Although the very first compression ignition engines used a plant related oil as fuel, the past century has seen nearly all diesel coming from the fractional distillation of crude petroleum.

Premium Diesel

This fossil diesel, produced in refineries, is only one of numerous ‘fractions’ that come from crude oil varying as widely as LPG gases down to HGO marine bunker fuel and tar-like bitumen/creosote.

This is undoubtedly an impressive use of fossil resources but comes with natural variabilities and shortcomings, it is harnessing a natural product, not designing a premium diesel from the ground up which is what scientists have done with HVO.

Mainstream diesel has variable molecule lengths, the characteristic sooty blue smoke and aroma from sulphur content, and sadly, in a well-meaning attempt to make it greener, it frequently contains up to 7.25% FAME (fatty acid methyl esters) biodiesel.

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This combination of less-than-ideal base fuel plus a sub-prime biodiesel product is decreasing cold weather performance and leading to an alarming increase in choked fuel filters and blocked DPF particulate filters (especially for frequent short journeys like taxis).

You can mix HVO with normal diesel fuel making it a practical and quick way to decarbonise without EV’s.

HVO diesel production refinery

The HVO Difference

Firstly, HVO is a synthetic premium renewable diesel fuel, meaning simply that it is man made and the process is different to biodiesel, with superior results.

Using a process of reacting and cracking with hydrogen, this paraffinic fuel enjoys same length molecule chains, no oxygen in it to grow horrors like algae or diesel bug in tanks, and an incredibly clean burn with far less smoke, soot, and smell.

Premium Diesel

Having a high cetane number of 70 means an engine starts quickly as combustion is assisted and smoother running is noticeable quickly once you are using HVO. The great thing is that because it is miscible with white diesel and any vehicle can run off a combination of the two, it is just so easy to use!

Using HVO reduces nitrous oxides, AdBlue usage, and almost renders DPF filters unneeded but that is not quite the whole picture because another very interesting aspect is:

What HVO Is Made From

HVO is astonishingly green and eco-friendly. This is because it is produced entirely from waste and not just one of the fractions of crude oil or from virgin foodstuffs/seeds/palm oil.

HVO renewable diesel is made from used cooking oil, animal fats, and fish waste and thus is a fossil-free diesel that offers a net greenhouse gas emissions cut of as much as 90%!

When using HVO you are saving 2.2kg of net carbon emissions per litre burnt and being very kind to your engine, injectors, and fuel filters with longer term cost savings on cars, plant, generators, or trucks.

Any Downsides?

HVO fuel is more expensive than standard mineral  diesel, and very few petrol forecourts have renewable premium diesel available at the pump.

One solution is to use our HVO delivery service where we supply 10 or 20 litre jerrycans, diesel dispenser tanks, fuel pallets, or IBC tanks

Used heavily by truck fleets and local authorities, HVO users are drastically reducing emissions and enjoying the benefits that this diesel brings.

This does not come from a bit of extra detergent or expensive fuel treatment additives, but from an entirely new synthetic fuel, HVO, which wins as the best premium diesel on the market today

HVO Fuel For Plant Hire

We can offer delivery of HVO fuel for plant hire operations, cranes, excavators, chippers, forestry equipment, rental generators, and construction equipment.

HVO Fuel For Plant Hire

LubiQ is a super flexible family run business that can delivery in:

  • UN Approved Jerry Cans – 10 and 20 Litre
  • Fuel Pallets – 205 Litre/45 Gallons
  • Bulk Drops Of 500 Litres Or More
  • IBC Pallets (with deposit payment)

As more and more cities enact LEZ low emissions zones, building and civil engineering contractors are tending to use HVO diesel due to it offering 80% less particulate emissions and drastic cuts in green house gases. Using HVO in tippers, diggers, or pickups saves just over 2.2kg of carbon per litre burnt.

HVO diesel is also a high purity synthetic fuel that causes a lot less DPF and filter problems than standard B7 diesel with low odour and biodegradable in around 60 days.

Quick and easy to use and able to be mixed with standard diesel fuel, HVO fuel for plant hire companies is the practical way to decarbonise and offers rental firms an extra revenue stream as well. Give us a call on 01324 309100 or email:

You can also order online here 

Emissions And Pollution – What’s The Difference?

Emissions And Pollution – What’s The Difference?

When considering alternative diesel fuels, it is good to grasp in a simple way the difference between air pollution and carbon emissions from diesel fuel.

In most cases, the words are almost interchangeable but here we set this out in a simple way so that it can be understood better as it can be confusing.

Alternative Diesel Fuel

Emissions generally refers to the carbon used in the journey of the diesel fuel before it goes into your fuel tank to be used – is it a fossil or non-fossil fuel?

It can also mean emitted gases like nitrous oxides and PM.

With a GTL (gas-to-liquid) synthetic diesel fuel, the alternative diesel fuel has all the clean burn and high purity consistency that marks synthetic diesel like HVO but, as GTL is made from fossil gas, it is a fossil fuel.

GTL is gaining popularity because it has all the clean engine burn and low air pollution characteristics of HVO but can come in at a cheaper price.

HVO renewable diesel is made entirely from ISCC wastes and residues meaning that it is a fossil-free diesel fuel that cuts net carbon emissions by as much as 90% on the whole journey of the fuel (circular economy).

Alternative diesel fuel for lower emissions

Pollution refers more to the consequences of combustion in the engine and what comes out of the tailpipe into the atmosphere. The 2 main areas of concern here are:

Particulate Matter

As the term sounds this is particles in smoke and soot, with GTL or HVO fuel this pollution is reduced by 80% making both fantastic for use in city and built-up areas.

Nitrous Oxides

Because there is nitrogen in the atmosphere there will always be these to some extent (even with hydrogen fuelled engines). Using HVO has been proved to reduce NOx by around 25% or more.

Additionally in recent years EN590 mineral diesel must contain 7.25% FAME Biodiesel (hence B7) and this causes a lot of trouble with blocked diesel particulate filters. These very costly problems are avoided by using synthetic diesel due to its consistency and lack of oxygen that can attract water; you can store synthetic diesel for as long as 10 years.

Do synthetic diesels offer better fuel economy?

In our research they do for stop-start delivery around towns but not for long motorway journeys where fossil diesel seems to have the edge. This may be because it is denser; it is one of the odd things about HVO – that it is lighter than water.

If you would like to know more about how to reduce both carbon emissions and air pollution by simply changing your fuel why not get in touch? Send an email to:

HVO Heating Oil

HVO Heating Oil

Hydrotreated vegetable oil is a clean-burning biomass-derived fuel that cuts air pollution and varnish deposits on boiler burners when used in heating applications.

Using HVO heating oil allows you to cut net carbon emissions by up to 90% and particulate matter (PM) air pollution by 40% or more with virtually no changes to tanks, pipes, or boilers. It is generally thought that no more than £500 would cover alterations to existing boilers.

HVO Heating Oil

Cuts Air Pollution

The reduction in air pollution from using this heating oil containing almost no sulphur is because it is synthetic with high consistency that avoids many of the combustion shortcomings of fossil kerosene.

An exciting heating fuel product that is made in the UK, HVO is popular as a renewable diesel fuel in road vehicles and, along with our RenHeat fuel, holds great potential as a liquid heating fuel.

Easier To Access Than Ever

Made from waste oils, fish or wood wastes and tall pitch oils, HVO fuel has the advantage of being available in a widespread way via local fuel oil companies or from ourselves. 

LubiQ supply HVO heating oil in small quantities as low as a 10-litre jerrycan as well as 20-litre, pallets, IBCs, and larger quantities of 500 to 38,000 litres. 

You can purchase HVO on this link. Or please call us to discuss on 01324 309100.

HVO Heating Oil

Renewable Fuel Options

Our RenHeat industrial furnace fuel is also a fully renewable product (made from wastes and residues) and an ultra-clean burning fuel that is lower in cost than HVO. This is a good choice for domestic heat or factory boilers.

We can only deliver RenHeat in quantities of 500 – 1000 litres or more. A guide price for RenHeat bio heating oil would be around £1.60 + VAT per litre. The calorific value of this renewable fuel is as follows:

Specific Energy (Calorific Value), MJ/L of this HHO and IHO fuel:

Get in touch at to discuss your needs further and we will be glad to assist.

HVO Diesel Fuel For Van Fleets

HVO Diesel For Van Fleets

HVO, or Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is a renewable diesel fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats through a process called hydrotreatment. It is a sustainable alternative to traditional diesel fuel and has several benefits for use in vans and other diesel-powered vehicles.

HVO Diesel For Vans

Here are some key points to consider about HVO diesel for vans:

Renewable and Sustainable

HVO is derived from renewable sources such as used cooking oils and waste animal fats. This makes it a more environmentally friendly option compared to fossil fuels because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Engine Compatibility

HVO can be used in existing diesel engines without any modifications. Vans can run on HVO without the need for engine adjustments or changes to the fuel system.

Cleaner Combustion

HVO diesel has lower emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and sulphur compared to traditional diesel. This greatly improves air quality and is a meaningful cut in pollution.

Reduced Maintenance

HVO has excellent burning properties, which preserve injectors and diesel particulate filters for longer engine life and lower maintenance costs for van owners.

Energy Density

HVO has a similar energy density to conventional diesel, so it provides similar power and range for vans and other vehicles. It is at its best around town where the smoother driving can really be felt.

Cold Weather Performance

HVO has good cold weather performance and can flow at lower temperatures than other biofuels, making it suitable for use in cold climates and stable for storage.


This varies by location, and it may not be as readily available as traditional diesel in some areas. However, its availability is increasing as more companies use renewable diesel and we can provide compact diesel dispenser tanks or even mobile fuelling straight into your vehicles.


The cost of HVO diesel is around 25% more than fossil diesel fuel

Environmental Regulations

Many countries and regions have implemented policies and regulations to encourage the use of renewable fuels like HVO fuel for cars to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.

HVO diesel is a promising option for reducing the environmental impact of vans and other diesel-powered vehicles while maintaining compatibility and performance. If you are considering using HVO in your van fleet please drop us an email to:

HVO Diesel For Vans

Can You Mix HVO And Diesel?

Can You Mix HVO And Diesel?

Yes, you can as HVO fuel is miscible with fossil diesel meaning you can mix this HVO in any proportion with normal diesel fuel for vehicles or plant. As a point of interest, hydrotreated vegetable oil is quite light and more like paraffin or kerosene with much less odour than DERV.

Can you mix HVO and diesel

Easy And Practical To Use

The fact that you can mix HVO and diesel makes this synthetic diesel a very practical option as no changes are required to engines, pumps, or fuel tanks, just fill up and away you go. The easy manner of handling this fuel means storage tanks do not need flushing, and indeed, it is more sustainable because it allows diesel vehicles to be kept for longer.

Due to the relative rarity of forecourts that sell HVO at the pump it can be a worry if you have a diesel dispenser tank at your yard, fill up with HVO and then do a long journey; if you run low on fuel, how can you top up?

The solution for now – because you can mix fossil diesel and HVO – you should top up with normal DERV for the return journey, you can then put HVO in on top of what is left in your fuel tank.

XTL Nomenclature And EN 15940 Specification

The fuel flaps on many cars and vans show an XTL logo which means the vehicle is ready for HVO. This logo means gas-to-liquid and is the accepted European/UK logo for paraffinic synthetic diesel as HVO or GTL made to the BS EN 15940 specification.

At the few forecourts that currently supply HVO you will find the XTL logo used on the pumps.

Can You Mix HVO And Diesel?

Outstanding Eco Benefits

Renewable diesel allows any diesel vehicle to achieve more than an 80% cut in net greenhouse gas emissions and an 80% reduction in particulate matter emissions straight away (as tested by MTU). The SCR catalyst and DPF are hardly needed anymore. The sustainable credentials of HVO mean that existing diesel vehicles can become eco-friendly and the premature change to battery vehicles avoided as other options are reviewed.

Short distance and stop-start city driving is more pleasurable with HVO fuel offering a smoother power delivery in lower gears and pulling off from a halted position. There have been documented cases in London of heavy trucks gaining more miles-per-gallon using HVO for delivery runs

HVO Fuel For Cars
Portable Diesel Tanks

HVO Diesel

HVO Diesel

Also known as XTL, green, or renewable diesel, HVO diesel is a remarkable synthetic alternative diesel fuel for vehicles or boats and it is likely to emerge as a significant home heating oil fuel in the next few years. HVO can be mixed with normal diesel as it is entirely miscible with it.

What Is HVO Diesel?

This is a paraffinic fuel made from 100% waste materials like cooking oils or fats that undergo a process of hydro-cracking and refining to yield hydrotreated vegetable oil (the full name for HVO diesel).

HVO Diesel

As well as being green, due to the use of waste feedstocks, HVO burns exceptionally cleanly with much less smoke, soot, smell, or NOx emissions; the net green house gas emissions cut of a car, generator, or oil-fired home heating boiler using HVO can be as high as 90%.

Is HVO Diesel Easy To Get?

In short no, it is not particularly. Many bulk fuel suppliers do stock HVO diesel, and there are a a lot of truck fleets, construction site equipment, and farms using HVO, but it is rare at forecourts at the moment although UK Fuels truck stops are expanding the availability to around 50 sites.

That’s why we supply HVO in 10 and 20 litre jerrycans, IBC pallets or for bulk delivery.


HVO Diesel

At the moment HVO diesel is taxed just like fossil diesel for road vehicles (even though its not easy to get for your family car until now!). This may change if the UK government, which is stopping installation of kerosene fired boilers by 2025, comes up with a way for HVO home heating fuel to be exempt in some way.

Will My Car, Van Or Boat Run On HVO?

Yes this type of diesel fuel is a direct drop in alternative to DERV which can also be mixed with standard diesel you will likely get a couple more miles per gallon also!

Many OEMS and engine brands like DAF, Volvo Penta marine engines, and Audi have indicated there are no issues with using HVO diesel.

You are dramatically reducing emissions without any need to modify engines or fuel system; for oil fired home heating boilers it is slightly different, but estimates of needing to spend around £500 are not prohibitive.

What Is The HVO Price Vs Diesel ?

Looking for the all important HVO price vs diesel price? It is more expensive at the moment at around £1.70 to £3.00 + VAT per litre due to limited infrastructure and supply.

We expect that folks looking for an HVO fuel price comparison will soon be pleased to observe lower prices as this becomes a more popular fuel across rural homes, industry, delivery vans, and family cars.

There is now more capacity for the hydrotreating process being installed and upgraded in the USA, Holland, and Singapore with key companies like Neste, Eni and Phillips 66; the last is an oil major that are actually making HVO diesel on Humberside now.

Download an Eni HVO Diesel Data Sheet

Is HVO Diesel Different To FAME Biodiesel?

Yes, it is. FAME Biodiesel has been in production for some years and uses the same feedstocks as HVO but a less advanced and rigorous process; biodiesel tends to suffer from growing algae in longer term storage and poor performance in cold conditions. 

HVO is what is termed a ‘second generation’ biofuel and is a 100% renewable diesel fuel; there are other exciting developments also in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) which was recently trialled in RAF jets!

Can I Store HVO Diesel For Long Periods?

Yes, it is a very consistent and stable fuel that can be stored for up to 10 years with only minimal need for fuel polishing. It also has outstanding cold weather performance being useable at minus 20 degrees Celsius; it is a popular fuel in Nordic countries, where a major producer of HVO is also based.

HVO Fuel

Where To Buy HVO Fuel

We were faced with the problem of where to buy HVO fuel and found that it is by no means easy to get hold of this renewable diesel to enjoy the benefits of lower air pollution and smoother power delivery. 

This was the background to our company LubiQ Fuels coming up supplying HVO fuel in 10 and 25 litres jerry cans, fuel pallets of 205 litres (45 gallons) IBCs, and bulk drops of 500 litres or more.

Where To Buy HVO Fuel

Our growing family-run business now offers HVO fuel deliveries all over the UK – including same-day delivery – with over 85% made within 48 hours of order. Call us on 01324 309100 to place your order today.

Delivered To Your Door

At LubiQ Fuels we supply from a jerrycan of HVO diesel delivered to a laboratory, households, or building sites, to a full 38,000 litre tanker load of HVO or more.


Our HVO fuel meets the EN15940 standard for paraffinic fuels as a direct alternative to mineral diesel and you can also mix it with standard diesel fuel. This synthetic fuel burns much cleaner with low soot and more than 20% less NOx emissions, you will also reduce AdBlue usage by approximately 20%.

Why not check out our diesel dispenser tanks if you need one for your yard?

If you are wondering where to buy HVO fuel, then please give us a try; it is so easy to use in any existing diesel engine boat or vehicle and yet you are doing your bit to reach net zero faster. You will immediately notice smoother driving due to the high purity and consistency of the diesel.

Check out this video to see how cleanly HVO burns:

How Can HVO Fuel Help Me?

In a word by burning cleaner and being made from waste products and thus being the circular economy in action. HVO diesel fuel is a great solution for plant hire, garden machinery, forklifts, 4×4’s, civil engineering, farmers, and the public searching for where to buy HVO fuel for cars, vans, ride-on mowers, or tractors.

The letters HVO stand for: ‘hydrotreated vegetable oil’ and this is a renewable paraffinic diesel and industrial heating fuel that is made from waste fats, used cooking and vegetable oils.

Sporting a high cetane number, low odour, and exceptional storage stability, this fuel is a very high quality, FAME free, and fossil free renewable diesel with smooth power delivery and less fuel filter blockages in plant, on-road vehicles, or generators.

Where to buy HVO fuel?

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 safely store it for up to 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!