HVO Fuel

HVO – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil

HVO is a synthetic paraffinic diesel fuel that can be used as a drop-in replacement for regular diesel and gas oil. With zero fossil and FAME content, it has significant greener credentials, and can reduce your business’ greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%.

HVO fuel can be used in a range of applications such as generators and tractors, and has been approved by a vast number of OEMs for use in modern diesel engines and off-road machinery.

Beesley Fuels supplies the high-quality, second-generation biofuel, to anywhere in the UK, in any required quantity within 48 hours.

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 shelf life of up to 10 years which is much longer than the 1 year shelf life of regular diesel.

HVO fuel is made from 100% renewable raw materials; it’s sustainable and biodegradable. It eliminates up to 90% of greenhouse gas emissions and hugely reduces NOx, PM and CO emissions.

Our team are fuel experts, so if you have any questions regarding HVO fuel, give us a call on 0330 123 1144 and we will be happy to assist you.

HVO fuel benefits

  • Made from 100% renewable raw materials
  • A direct replacement for your current diesel (drop-in fuel)
  • Up to a 10-year shelf life
  • 100% hydrocarbon, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable
  • Odourless
  • Adheres to EN15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II
  • 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 is produced using a highly controlled hydrogenation and isomerisation process, which removes all impurities from the fuel. This 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 number greater than 70.

What’s more, HVO fuel meets EN 15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex 2. A range of OEM approvals allows it to be used in diesel engines without voiding warranties.

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
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 (up to -32 C), allowing it to be used in arctic conditions without any difficulty.

HVO fuel is OEM approved

HVO fuel is OEM approved by several global companies and passenger car manufacturers, meaning it can be used in heavy-duty road vehicles such as articulated lorries as well as many off-road vehicles such as tractors, construction vehicles & more. These include, but are not limited to:

Heavy Duty Road Vehicles Passenger Cars Non-road use
DAF Citroen Caterpillar
Scania DS Agco Power
Renault Mercedes-Benz(Nordic) Deere
MAN Volvo Scania
Iveco Renault MTU
Daimler Peugeot Steyr
Volvo Deutz


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 0330 123 1144.

* Beesley Fuels 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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