HVO Fuel Pros And Cons
What are the true HVO fuel pros and cons? Can we better understand the miracle that is hydrotreated vegetable oil and if it is the right fuel for your needs?
Read the LubiQ Fuels guide to the pros and cons of HVO 100% renewable diesel fuel.
Pros – Cut Carbon And Maintenance
HVO is a miracle high-performance clean and green diesel fuel, and vehicles, boats, or generator scan by run on HVO fuel without any modifications.
Being a synthetic fuel that is made from 100% renewable feedstocks, HVO burns with a substantial reduction in soot, smoke, and nitrous oxides. With a net greenhouse gas emissions reduction of up to 90% simply by changing fuel it just makes a lot of sense!
Would you like to understand more about problems or pros and cons of HVO fuel? Take a look at the video from Neste below as it explains a good deal about the background.
Cons – Cost Is Higher Than Normal DERV
It is quickly apparent that HVO renewable diesel costs more than regular diesel, so this is one of the cons. By the way, B7 or B10 refers to 7 or 10% biodiesel which is blended with refined mineral diesel, biodiesel is processed by a less advanced process than HVO diesel.
The more advanced nature of HVO renewable diesel yields a higher cetane number, excellent long-term storage ability (due to having no oxygen in it) and superior cold flow and start characteristics; it will not grow algae in the tank or need as much fuel polishing as traditional biodiesel.
Lack Of Forecourts
There are very few fuel stations where you can fill up your car, van, or truck with HVO 100 renewable diesel and this is frustrating for businesses, families, farms, or boat owners that want to cut carbon emissions. So, this is another of the HVO fuel problems.
We supply UK-wide in UN approved jerrycans or in bulk! Check out our range of HVO fuel to buy online here.
Limits On Feedstocks
Since HVO is made from waste products, there may prove to be a practical limit to how many used cooking oils and animal fats, as alternative fuels become more and more popular; this end game is not in sight yet, but this must be considered in the longer term.