HVO Renewable Fuel Supplier

(Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Fuel)

HVO Fuels for the South West

Mitchell and Webber are the leading HVO Renewable Diesel fuel supplier in the South West, covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

HVO Renewable Diesel is a premium fossil free diesel product made of 100% renewable raw materials, which does not release any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

HVO is produced by hydrotreatment of vegetable oils and/or animal fats, and the result is a premium quality fuel with a chemical structure almost identical to regular diesel and can therefore fully replace fossil diesel. Unlike previous biofuels, HVO is manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen to create a greener, renewable fuel.

HVO can often be used without modification in diesel engines and and machinery and is approved for heavy duty road and off road vehicles such as Scania, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, MAN, DAF, Renault, John Deere, Caterpillar, Steyr and Iveco. To check that your particular vehicle make and model can use HVO, please check your handbook or contact the manufacturer.

To find out more on HVO from your South West supplier read on, or get in touch to get a price and place an order.

HVO renewable diesel fuel tractor

HVO is a drop-in alternative to fossil diesel, meeting EN 15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II. There is no need to modify existing infrastructure – simply order HVO diesel today and go.
Call now for you HVO South West supplier 01209 821676 to find out more or get a quote.

HVO fossil free diesel from Mitchell and Webber is better for the environment than fossil diesel, with equal performance. HVO doesn't require any engine modifications and HVO diesel has much improved combustion, filterability and performs better in cold temperatures than other diesel fuels available.

Easy to start using

Most alternative green fuels come with problems; everything from charging points and specialised tanks to extra pipework and bespoke storage facilities. All this extra infrastructure costs money, takes up space and requires extra staff training.

The beauty of running hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)from Mitchell and Webber is that none of this is required. It can be used as a drop-in substitute for mineral diesel, it can be stored in the same bulk tank and used in exactly the same way.

Environmental benefits go HVO fuel

The UK Government aims to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 under its Road to Zero strategy. HVO, while not the full solution, could offer a stepping-stone while other technologies are developed.

HVO Renewable Diesel from Michell and Webber South West, which has been officially certified as a sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), has previously been used and tested in diesel engines, offering net greenhouse gas CO2reductions of up to 90% in such engines. It is also a non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.

Truck maker DAF is a big supporter of HVO fuels. Phil Moon, UK marketing manager at DAF says: “Let’s suppose you run a truck that covers 100,000 miles annually at an average 10mpg, which means it burns 10,000 gallons/45,400 litres of fossil diesel a year. That means it emits 121.6 tonnes of CO2 yearly, but if you switch to HVO you can cut that figure by 109.5 tonnes.

HVO supplier for the Southwest

Mitchell and Webber supply HVO throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and beyond with the new renewable diesel alternative, call 01209 821676 to find out more or get a quote.

HVO diesel fuel FAQs

Is HVO a biodiesel?

The fossil-free renewable fuel, called Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), is not a biodiesel. It is produced from certified waste fats and oils. Unlike previous biofuels, HVO is manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen to create a greener, renewable fuel that does not contribute to deforestation.

Can my vehicle run on HVO?

Yes – no problem!

HVO can be used in all diesel engines as it has the same chemical composition as conventional diesel. However, one must follow the engine manufacturer’s recommendations for each fuel.

Contact us and we will help you with what applies to your vehicle fleet.

How much CO2 can I save using HVO diesel?

Up to 90% of CO2 is saved compared to regular diesel by changing to HVO100 Renewable Diesel.

Do I need to invest in specialist tanks and equipment?

The beauty of running hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)from Mitchell and Webber is the simplicity.

It can be used as a drop-in substitute for regular diesel, it can be stored in the same bulk tank and used in exactly the same way.

What is the difference between HVO and regular diesel?

HVO is made from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials and has up to 90% lower climate impact. In addition, HVO is odourless and emits fewer local particles than regular diesel.

HVO is a chemical copy of regular diesel that works at least as well as conventional diesel. There is no difference to your fuel economy.

How long can you store HVO fuel for?

10 years with good tank maintenance and storage conditions. 

Can you mix HVO and Diesel?

Yes, you can. HVO is fully mixable with regular diesel.

If possible, it’s best to start a fresh with a clean tank of HVO to guarantee its long storage life and high-quality attributes. Some of the benefits will be lost if they are mixed due to regular diesel’s properties. This does not adversely affect your engine though.

What is HVO made from?

This renewable fuel is very different from previous biofuels it is not a biodiesel. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. The manufacturing process with Hydrogen means that a quality cleaner fuel that contains no sulphurs, metals or aromatics are produced. The ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) confirms that the fuel is sustainable, made from certified waste fats and oils and does not contribute to deforestation.

Where can I buy HVO in the South West?

Mitchell and Webber is a supplier of HVO diesel throughout the South West, including Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and beyond.

Call us now for a quote or more information 01209 821676

What is the cetane number?

Regular mineral diesel has a cetane number of 51 and FAME biodiesel has a cetane number between 50 and 65.

HVO has a cetane number between 70 and 90 which provides better starting performance, clean combustion and less chance of waxing in extremely cold weather.

What can HVO diesel be used for?

HVO fuel is a sustainable 'green' alternative to diesel and can be used in agriculture and commercial applications, such as construction, rail, events and public transport.

Commercial boilers, Tractors and farm machinery, Boats within inland waterways, construction machinery and much more.

Is HVO toxic?

HVO fuel is non-toxic and odourless as it’s made from 100% renewable waste materials. 

Get in touch to find out more from your local HVO supplier in the South West

HVO Fuel at a Glance

  • FOSSIL FREE – a renewable and sustainable fuel
  • Up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Can be mixed with regular diesel
  • Superior cold weather performance, down to -32 degrees
  • Excellent storage features – does not lose quality
  • Odourless
  • Carbon offset delivery mileage
  • High flashpoint - improved safety, storage and handling

“HVO has no maintenance or fuel economy implications, and you can mix it with fossil diesel in a bulk tank,”


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