Horticultural Nursery Fuel – Reduce Heating Costs with IHO
Posted on 29th May 2019
Horticultural Nursery Fuel – The Best in the Field Since 1947
Crown Oil is a family-run and family-owned business, so we understand the importance of reliable horticultural nursery fuel services for the commercial growing sector, to support and sustain your business.
As a commercial greenhouse heating supplier, we can help with all of your horticultural needs, so whether you need plant nursery heating fuel, greenhouse biodiesel, diesel for heating your greenhouses or lubricants to keep your machinery running smoothly, we can help.
Read below for how we can deliver fuel for horticultural nursery heating systems and a wide range of benefits to any site in the UK, made possible by our nationwide coverage.
Firstly, what is horticulture?
Horticulture is defined as the science that adopts special techniques and processes to grow plants, such as to properly condition the soil for seed planting and planting tubers. The most notable difference from agriculture is that horticulture deals with small scale gardening and is usually in enclosed gardens or glasshouses:
Breeding of plants
Production of crops
It’s no secret that growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs requires a lot of heat. Large greenhouse buildings tend to take up large areas of land, typically in rural areas, so they’re usually off the national grid meaning gas is not an option.
We have a number of cost-effective options on hand to help keep horticultural costs low. What’s more, our local drivers, strategically placed depots and wide range of tanker sizes mean our horticultural fuels can reach you quickly, even in the most remote locations.
Commercial greenhouse heating for less with IHO
Heating glasshouses and horticultural buildings isn’t cheap. But powering them with our industrial heating oil (IHO) will help keep your overheads to a minimum. IHO is a drop-in, cost-effective alternative to class D gas oil, made specifically for use in dryers, heaters and commercial boilers.
There’s no need to faff around emptying your tanks of red diesel – you can just add it to your existing stocks.
Read more on the cost-effective, efficient fuel on our Rules for Fuels page.
Become more profitable with greenhouse biodiesel
Kilbush Nursery is one of the oldest tomato growing businesses in Ireland. To preserve a competitive edge, they use CHP (combined heat and power) technology to help reduce their heating costs and harmful emissions.
Our CHP biofuel is widely used throughout the horticultural industry to help plant growth while keeping costs to a minimum. It’s OFGEM-approved and manufactured from totally renewable and sustainable sources, mainly high quality ‘waste oil’ feedstock.
Horticultural nursery fuel supply (gas oil/red diesel/agricultural diesel)
It’s important to make sure that you’re using the right gas oil for your off-road machinery and tractors. Our red diesel meets B2 2869 (2010) Class A2 and is available for delivery in 205-litre barrels, and in tanker deliveries for orders of 500 – 36,000+ litres.
Plus, with a standard delivery time of 24-48 hours and nationwide coverage, you can rest assured that your order is never far away.
Want more info? Read our red diesel technical specification sheet.
Please note: red diesel must not be used as road fuel.
Quality lubricants to keep your horticultural machinery running smoothly
Crown Oil horticultural nursery lubricants span the full length of our portfolio and include universal tractor oils, chain oils, hydraulic oils and much more. We specifically blend a wide range of lubricants and oils at our in-house facilities and are an authorised supplier of Total and Addinol lubricants.
All of our lubricants are designed to keep both derv and diesel horticultural equipment and machinery, such as chainsaws, brush cutters and lawnmowers, operating under strenuous conditions.
Fuel oil storage for horticultural nurseries and farms
Storing fuel at your horticultural business is more than simply meeting the requirements of regulations. To reduce the risk of leaks causing pollution and having to pay huge clean-up costs, it’s crucial to take care of every aspect of your delivery, storage, usage and disposal. We supply a wide range of plastic and steel bunded oil tanks starting at 500 litres+, 205-litre barrels and ancillary products to ensure safe storage and handling at your nursery.
You can rely on Crown Oil to grow your crops and plants
Competitive fuel prices
Emergency fuel service, 7 days a week
Standard 24-48 hour delivery
Dedicated account manager
Bulk deliveries 500 – 36,000+L
Horticultural nursery gas oil
Industrial heating oil
Plastic and steel bunded tanks
Ready to start saving money at your horticultural nursery? Get in touch today on 0330 123 1444 to find out more about any of our products and services.