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Switch to HVO fuel and reduce up to 90% of your organisation’s net CO2 emissions right away. Call 0330 123 1444 or book a meeting with a HVO expert below

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Global warming is everyone’s business. But what can businesses do to help? We all have a responsibility to reduce our local emissions – and Crown Oil’s 100% HVO fuel is invaluable in doing so.

We specialise in helping organisations like yours switch to cleaner-burning fuels like HVO. Our dedicated team of in-house HVO experts are on hand to offer free support and advice.

Simply switch your fossil fuel for Crown HVO and you will reduce your organisation’s net greenhouse gas emissions right away. Get in touch with our HVO fuel experts today by calling 0330 123 1444.

HVO, which stands for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is an advanced renewable diesel made from certified sustainable materials that can be used as a direct replacement for red and white diesel.

Part of the paraffinic family of fuels, HVO is stable, renewable, sustainable and high quality, making it perfectly suited for a wide range of applications including vehicles, generators and industrial power systems.

the benefits of HVO Fuel

  • Up to 90% reduction in net CO2 emissions: significantly better for the environment than regular diesel and other fossil fuels
  • Renewable, sustainable and 100% biodegradable: synthesised from waste fats and vegetable oils
  • Reduces notifiable particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in exhaust systems with no after-treatment (abatement): improved air quality
  • Drop-in replacement for regular diesel & gas oil: meets EN15940 standard for paraffinic fuels, ASTM D975 and the 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 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

Our product is 100% HVO and meets strict criteria for greenhouse gas emissions, feedstock sustainability and transparent supply chains. What’s more, we offer full continuity of supply and deliver the product throughout the UK, with full traceability of our feedstocks and transparency in our own sustainability claims.

Not only is Crown Oil approved by the International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC), our product is ISCC verified at import, with a fully validated and auditable supply chain.

We are also an approved fuel supplier under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), allowing us to provide our HVO customers with a quarterly Renewable Fuels Declaration in arrears.

  • Receive quarterly sustainability declaration: helps with company carbon reporting
  • Full traceability of product: ISCC-verified and RFAS-approved
  • 24-48h deliveries as standard: guaranteed quick and reliable supply
  • Team of in-house HVO experts: full support on your Net Zero journey
  • Temporary fuel station loans: trial HVO in your organisation
  • End-to-end fuel management: from fuel uplift to tank clean and HVO supply
  • Meets PAS 5240: we’re equipped for when the domestic heating market is ready to roll out the replacement of kerosene

Switching to HVO fuel may seem complicated but our team of fuel experts will ensure a smooth transition.

  • Call our HVO fuel experts today
  • We’ll discuss your requirements and perform a free site survey
  • We’ll uplift your old fuel and recycle it responsibly (we’ll even provide payment)
  • Our tank cleaning and NDT testing will future-proof your tank(s) and pipework
  • You’ll enjoy a smooth transition with our end-to-end project management

As well as helping our customers with their clean energy transition, we’re taking huge steps to achieve Net Zero direct emissions by 2030. We were the first UK fuel supplier to switch our entire delivery fleet to HVO in June 2021 which has saved over 8,527 tonnes of net CO2 to date.

So partnering with us means you’ll be working with a company that’s aligned with your own sustainability goals.

See how much CO2 you’d save when switching to HVO

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Is HVO a biodiesel?

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) has many benefits over fossil diesel. It’s not a biodiesel – it’s a paraffinic renewable diesel that’s free from FAME and therefore doesn’t face the same stability issues often seen with conventional diesel.

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.

Crown HVO is the cleanest fuel on the market thanks to the HVO production process which uses a highly controlled hydrogenation and isomerisation process to remove impurities from the fuel. Once treated, the result is a consistent, quality, paraffinic product that operates in exactly the same way as diesel, but with considerably less chance of fuel degradation. Using Crown HVO therefore allows you to store it for up to 10 years, compared to just 1 year for regular diesel products.

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.

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

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

CharacteristicDieselFAMEHVO Fuel
BIO Content<7%100%100%
Oxygen Level0110
Sulphur Content<10<1<5
Specific Gravity0,840,880,78
Distillation Level, C200 – 350340 – 355200 – 320
Cetane Level5150 – 6570 – 90
Stability from OxidationAverageBelow Average – PoorExcellent
What is the price of HVO fuel?

The true unit cost of HVO fuel is higher than regular diesel, which is understandably the debating point when considering a new fuel, and rightly so with many red diesel users facing a 46ppl increase as of April 2022. But when you consider the bigger picture, the cost of ownership can be greatly reduced when using HVO and moving to it is by far the quickest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

  • No large upfront costs or modifications needed to switch existing equipment can be used to store, distribute and run on HVO
  • Reduced need for regular testing (FAME and ester-free fuel)
  • Can be stored year-round with no need for seasonal stock replacements
  • Average 10% reduction in AdBlue consumption
  • Reduced storage costs – up to 10-year shelf life

Speak to one of our HVO fuel experts by calling 0330 123 1444 or learn more on our dedicated HVO fuel pricing page.

What is the specification of HVO?

Crown HVO meets EN15940 and is approved for use by most major engine manufacturers. As a paraffinic renewable diesel fuel, HVO is derived from 100% certified sustainable raw material. It’s formulated from fossil-free and FAME-free sources and is certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC).

What OEM approvals does HVO have?

Heavy Duty Road Vehicles

Heavy Duty Vehicles with OEM approval to use Crown HVO

Non-Road Vehicles

Non-Road Vehicles with OEM approval for Crown HVO

Passenger Cars

Passenger Cars with OEM approval to use Crown HVO

* Crown Oil’s 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.

Interested in learning more about HVO? Visit our full HVO fuel FAQs page for more information.

Navigating your way to Net Zero can be challenging without the tools and know-how to make tangible changes. Get in touch with our specialist HVO team by calling 0330 123 1444 to find out more about fuelling your business with 100% renewable diesel.

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