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HVO Fuel Supplier (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Fuel)

HVO fuel is a fossil-free, FAME-free paraffinic renewable diesel fuel made from sustainable raw materials. Our HVO fuel is available for delivery across the UK. What's more, it is compatible with diesel engines and machinery.

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Go Green with HVO Fuel – We Can Deliver Today/Tomorrow Across the UK!

Crown HVO fuel, also known as hydrotreated vegetable oil or HVO, is a premium quality second-generation renewable diesel alternative made from renewable, sustainable raw materials. Our renewable diesel fuel is available for delivery to any site in the UK within 48 hours.

The fossil-free, FAME-free fuel also has a wide range of OEM approvals for use in modern diesel engines and off-road machinery.

Most importantly, using Crown HVO diesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%, significantly reducing your operational footprint.

Crown HVO versus Standard Diesel

We enlisted the help of fully independent test house, Applied Emissions, to help us carry out an experiment to test Crown HVO’s chemical output when compared to standard diesel.

Watch the video here to find out more and to see the results:

If you’re looking for a bulk supplier of the clean-burning, environmentally-friendly alternative to mineral diesel, with the added benefit of a significantly longer shelf life, get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0330 123 1444 for an HVO fuel quote.

Of course, if you’re new to this type of fuel and would like some quick further information regarding its uses and benefits, read on. For a more detailed overview of our HVO fuel, visit our HVO Fuel Frequently Asked Questions page where we delve into the FAME-free fuel further.

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What is HVO fuel?

HVO fuel is a synthetic paraffinic fuel that’s stable, renewable, sustainable and high quality, making it perfectly suited for a wide range of applications including fuel for vehicles, generators and industrial power systems. As a premium-quality second-generation renewable diesel alternative, it’s made from 100% renewable raw materials.

HVO is a drop-in alternative to fossil diesel, meeting EN 15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II. There is no need to modify existing infrastructure – you simply need to order a supply of HVO diesel.

Why use HVO fuel?

Up to 90% reduction in greenhouse emissions: significantly better for the environment than regular diesel or biodiesel
Renewable, sustainable and carbon offset delivery mileage: synthesised from waste fats and vegetable oils, eliminating up to 90% of greenhouse gas emissions and reducing NOx, PM and CO emissions in addition to recycling food waste. We also offset the carbon produced by our delivery tankers, further improving the fuel’s green credentials
Drop-in replacement for regular diesel & gas oil: meets EN15940 standard for paraffinic fuels and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II. A wide range of OEM approvals means it can often be used without needing engine and machinery modification
Excellent cold-weather performance: higher cetane number (up to 90) and low cloud point (-32OC) provides better starting performance, clean combustion and less chance of waxing in extreme temperatures
High flashpoint: improved safety, storage and handling compared to regular diesel
Reduced need for regular testing: impurities are removed during the production process, eliminating the key factors for fuel degradation and increasing shelf life to around 10 years

Go fossil-free today. Call 0330 123 1444 to find out more about Crown HVO.

HVO fuel OEM Approvals

Heavy Duty Road Vehicles

Heavy Duty Vehicle OEMS that can use Crown Oil HVO

Passenger Cars

Passenger Cars with OEM approval to use Crown HVO

Non-Road Vehicles

Non-Road Vehicles with OEM approval for Crown HVO

To check that your model of heavy-duty road vehicle, passenger car or non-road vehicle can use Crown HVO, please check your handbook or contact the manufacturer.

HVO fuel process: HVO vs FAME Biodiesel

Crown HVO is the cleanest fuel on the market, and it’s all thanks to the HVO production process. HVO is produced using a highly controlled hydrogenation and isomerisation process, which removes impurities from the fuel and produces a highly consistent, quality, paraffinic product. The advantage HVO fuel has as a result of this means there’s less chance of fuel degradation, increasing its shelf life while in storage. HVO is a more clean-burning, environmentally friendly alternative to mineral diesel containing FAME, without the comparatively short shelf life of regular biodiesel.

One of the main hurdles that biodiesel and gas oil producers have been trying to overcome is the stability of their fuel, and HVO fuel solves that issue, as it’s FAME-free. Regular biodiesel (FAME) is a mixture of fatty acid methyl esters with varying degrees of unsaturation which are susceptible to oxidation. In addition, gas oil has seen an increase in FAME content, which has led to an increase in logistical problems, particularly with their fuel filters.

FAME absorbs atmospheric moisture, which increases the risk of microbial attack over time. This is why FAME biodiesel and gas oil have to be closely monitored to ensure it’s still usable. Because the HVO production process removes unsaturation and contaminants resulting in a pure hydrocarbon fuel, it is much more stable and likely to last longer in the tank than conventional biodiesel and gas oil.

How does HVO fuel compare to other fuels?

In a large number of areas, HVO is actually superior to other forms of fuel – be it fossil-fuel or biofuels.

The table below compares the different characteristics of HVO fuel, FAME, and regular diesel. The advantages of HVO fuel speak for themselves.

Characteristic Diesel FAME HVO Fuel
BIO Content 0 100 100
Oxygen Level 0 11 0
Sulphur Content <10 <1 <1
Specific Gravity 0,84 0,88 0,78
Distillation Level, C 200 – 350 340 – 355 200 – 320
Cetane Level 51 50 – 65 70 – 90
Stability from Oxidation Average Below Average – Poor Excellent


What are the benefits of HVO fuel bought from Crown Oil?

We’re a trusted, family-run HVO fuel supplier – With over 70 years’ experience supplying fuels and lubricants, our friendly service and efficient deliveries have made us the no.1 choice for businesses throughout the UK
Standard 24 – 48-hour delivery – We offer a range of delivery options to ensure you never have to wait for that sorely needed HVO delivery, or even worse, experience business downtime
National coverage across the UK – We really will deliver your HVO fuel to wherever you are; with fuel depots all over the UK, we have some of the quickest delivery times in the industry
High-quality fuel, stored on-site – Due to storing our HVO fuel on-site, we are able to deliver our fuel within our usual 24 – 48-hours.
Bulk HVO quantities – To enable you to make bigger savings in the long run, we can provide bulk deliveries from 36,000 litres and more, made possible with our fleet of tankers
Flexible payment terms – Business customer? We offer some of the most flexible payment terms in the industry to suit your budget and schedule
Affordable prices – With our vast buying power, you’re guaranteed a great price for your HVO fuel all year round
Unrivalled customer service – From our dedicated Account Managers to our friendly delivery drivers, our service is famously professional yet personal
Free Fuel Management Service – We understand how busy your lives can be when running a business. Simply opt-in when ordering your red diesel and we’ll monitor your usage and provide top-ups when required

If you would like to learn more about our HVO fuel or you would like to request a quote for a competitive price from a trusted HVO fuel UK supplier, you can do so by calling our friendly and knowledgeable team today on 0330 123 1444.

* Crown Oil HVO fuel complies with BS EN 15940 being the British Standard for paraffinic diesel fuel which is a new generation of cleaner transport fuel for use in road vehicles. If your vehicle is still within the manufacturer`s warranty or if you have taken out mechanical breakdown insurance, we recommend you check with the manufacturer or insurer that use of our product will not affect your cover. We cannot be held responsible for any issues with your vehicle connected to its age or pre-existing condition.

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