HVO Fuel

HVO – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil

HVO fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is a drop-in replacement for regular diesel and gas oil, with greener credentials. HVO fuel can be used in a range of applications such as in generators and tractors, with no requirement to modify your existing engine.

Beesley Fuels supplies HVO, a high-quality, second-generation fuel, to anywhere in the UK, in any required quantity within 48 hours.
Beesley fuels have almost 50 years of experience supplying a wide range of fuels throughout the UK and we are committed to helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint. HVO can reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the course of its lifecycle.

Why choose HVO fuel?

HVO fuel is a clean-burning diesel alternative and is one of the cleanest fuels on the market. It has a longer shelf life than regular diesel and is made from 100% renewable raw materials. This type of fuel can help reduce your company’s carbon footprint and help us all do our bit for the environment.

Our team are fuel experts, so if you have any questions regarding HVO fuel, give us a call on 0121 552 7766 and we will be happy to assist you.

HVO fuel benefits

  • Made from 100% renewable raw materials
  • Carbon neutral fuel
  • A direct replacement for your current diesel (drop-in replacement)
  • Up to a 10-year shelf life
  • Odourless
  • Efficient in cold weather
  • More complete combustion
  • We can deliver any quantity in 24 hours

What is the difference between regular diesel & HVO fuel?

HVO is an extremely clean fuel. Apart from being made from 100% renewable raw materials, it also uses a different catalyst in the production process. HVO uses hydrogen which ensures all oxygen is removed from the fuel which results in a greatly extended lifespan, easier maintenance for storing your fuel, and a clean burning fuel which can help lower your carbon footprint. In addition, the cetane level in HVO fuel is much higher than that of regular diesel; regular diesel has a cetane of around 51, and HVO has a cetane from between 70-90

Properties 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 200-350 340-355 200-300
Cetane Level 51 50-65 70-90
Stability from Oxidation Average Below Average Excellent
Storage Stability Average Below Average Excellent
Viscosity (40° mm²/s) Varies 4.5 2.5-3.5


Cetane levels are an indicator of how readily and completely the fuel will burn in the combustion chamber, and a higher cetane level means the faster the fuel will ignite, the more completely it will burn. This is important because if fuel burns faster in the combustion chamber, the engine will experience greater performance and produce fewer harmful emissions.

The chemical structure of HVO imparts fantastic low-temperature stability (-30 C and below), allowing it to be used in arctic conditions without any difficulty.

Please contact us about our HVO if you have any questions, or want to upgrade your diesel fuel to the green alternative. Request a quote for our HVO fuel by getting in touch on 0121 552 7766

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24/7 Emergency Delivery

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24 – 48 hour Standard Delivery

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205 – 36,000+ Litres

From 205L barrels to 36,000L tanker deliveries, you can count on us.

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