Tag: HVO

Volvo CE switches to HVO for demonstration machines in Sweden

Volvo CE switches to HVO for demonstration machines in Sweden

February 24, 2020 |

In Sweden, Volvo CE Customer Center in Eskilstuna is paving the way for a sustainable future by running its demonstration machines on HVO. Using HVO means that Volvo can significantly reduce its CO2 emissions at the Customer Center, as well as demonstrating to guests how well the fuel works in practice. A key aspect of why […]

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Project results confirm development potential of biodiesel from rapeseed oil

Project results confirm development potential of biodiesel from rapeseed oil

February 9, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP published the “Biodiesel as an integral component of pioneering diesel fuels” report, which examines the segregation and aging processes of three promising, alternative diesel engine fuels – hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO), polyoxymethylene dimethyl ether (OME) and rapeseed methyl ester (RME). The project results confirm the development potential of RME for biodiesel. In […]

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Ford approves HVO for its Transit vans

Ford approves HVO for its Transit vans

January 27, 2020 |

In Michigan, Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its Transit vans. This renewable diesel fuel is based on waste oils, including used cooking oil that can be sourced from restaurants and takeaways – and even kitchens at home. The use of HVO – or renewable diesel – in place of […]

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UK’s Crown Oil to be country’s first supplying industrial quantity of HVO

UK’s Crown Oil to be country’s first supplying industrial quantity of HVO

August 26, 2019 |

In the UK, Green Fleet reports that Crown Oil has invested GBP4 million in HVO so that it may offer the fuel as an option to its fleet customers be it for long-distance transport, agriculture or other uses in an effort to shift fuel demand towards fuels that have fewer negative impacts fuel on the […]

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World Alpine Skiing Championships to be fueled by HVO

World Alpine Skiing Championships to be fueled by HVO

December 31, 2018 |

In Sweden, the World Alpine Skiing Championships to be held in February will be fueled by HVO in 2019, from bus transportation around the temporary set up in Åre to mini-trains operating around the ski village, as well as biodiesel that heated the buildings. The HVO was provided by Colabitoil in an effort to boost […]

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PKN Orlen to produce HVO at two refineries thanks to REDII

PKN Orlen to produce HVO at two refineries thanks to REDII

December 20, 2018 |

In Poland, PetroPlaza reports that PKN Orlen will begin producing HVO from used cooking oil and vegetable fats at its Płock and Litvínov in an effort to produce fuels to supply the demand it expects the Renewable Energy Directive II to drive. The company undertook a trial run of the HVO process in September thanks […]

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Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

October 13, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a partnership between Scania, Lucketts Travel and Green Biofuels has conducted what is believed to be the UK’s first trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as a sustainable biofuel for scheduled intercity coach operations. The trial, which ran for three months, has provided like-for-like comparison data of seven National Express vehicles […]

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Sweden hydrotreated vegetable oil sales hit record in Q3

Sweden hydrotreated vegetable oil sales hit record in Q3

November 26, 2017 |

In Sweden, third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) said Thursday. This was at the expense of other biofuels used for transport, with consumption for B100 FAME falling by 32% and E85 and ED95 ethanol blends falling by 16%. Biodiesel […]

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks falls in line to allow HVO in truck engines

Mercedes-Benz Trucks falls in line to allow HVO in truck engines

February 22, 2016 |

In Germany, with immediate effect Mercedes-Benz Trucks is granting approval for the use of the alternative fuel known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The approval from February 2016 relates to the in-line six-cylinder engine variants of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471 (first generation) and OM 936 as well as the in-line four-cylinder variants of […]

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Statoil releases its new HVO from waste fats and vegetable oil

Statoil releases its new HVO from waste fats and vegetable oil

October 26, 2015 |

In Norway, Statoil has developed a new HVO from waste fats and vegetable oil called Eco-1 that it says reduces CO2 emissions by up to 85% while NOx and particles emissions are cut by around 10%. The fuel has not yet been approved by standards authorities, so using as it can void manufacturers’ warrantees. That […]

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