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HVO – Implementing HVO in Your Business

Implementing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable diesel alternative offers businesses a pragmatic pathway towards sustainability. With its potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, HVO provides not only environmental benefits but also operational efficiencies. Here’s how to integrate HVO effectively into your business.

Understanding HVO

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a paraffinic fuel derived from renewable raw materials like vegetable oils and animal fats. It’s a clean alternative to mineral diesel, achieving up to 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions​​. HVO is certified under the Renewable Fuel Declaration and is generally recognized by vehicle manufacturers​​.

Assessing Compatibility

Before integrating HVO into your operations, it’s crucial to assess the compatibility of your current equipment. While HVO works with most diesel engines without modification, it’s best to consult with equipment manufacturers for assurance​​.

Transitioning to HVO

HVO offers a seamless transition as a “drop-in” replacement fuel. It does not require cleaning or modifying fuel tanks, and it can be used alone or mixed with traditional diesel​. The fuel’s excellent cold weather performance and long shelf life of up to 10 years make it highly practical for varied operational environments​​.

Evaluating Costs and Benefits

While HVO might be slightly more expensive than diesel, it offers numerous benefits, including reduced emissions and improved operational efficiency. The key advantage is that it requires no upfront investment or equipment modifications, making it a cost-effective choice compared to other green energy alternatives like electric or hydrogen​​.

Operational Efficiency

HVO performs well in extreme weather conditions and reduces the risk of microbial growth, minimising fuel contamination issues​. It enhances operational efficiency and aligns with decarbonization goals​​.

Sustainable Impact

Switching to HVO aligns with sustainability targets and significantly reduces carbon emissions​​. Case studies from companies like An Post highlight the substantial reduction in emissions that can be achieved with HVO​​.

Implementation Steps

Evaluate Compatibility: Confirm with your equipment manufacturer that HVO is compatible.

Source HVO: Choose a reputable supplier, such as Lambe Oil, with certifications to ensure sustainability and quality.

Trial HVO: Consider trialling HVO in small quantities before full-scale implementation.

Transition: Gradually replace traditional diesel with HVO, utilising flexible fueling options.

Implementing HVO is a straightforward step towards sustainability, offering a clean, efficient, and cost-effective alternative to diesel. By following these steps, businesses can seamlessly transition to HVO and contribute to a greener future. For more information on implementing HVO, consider exploring industry resources and consulting with experts in sustainable fuel solutions.

For more information on HVO, please contact our HVO expert, Rita Lambe, on 057 – 932 1000 or email us at