HVO Renewable Fuel trial – update

Mitchell & Webber are proud to have been the first company in the country to trial a new renewable fuel in a property in Redruth, Cornwall which commenced in November 2020. The fuel has performed extremely well with the boiler performing as well as traditional fossil fuel.

The fossil- free  fuel, called Hydrotreated Vegetable oil (HVO), is produced from certified waste fats and oils. Unlike previous biofuels, HVO is manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen, to create a renewable fuel that can save up to 90% net greenhouse gas CO2 emissions.


The HVO trials are supported by OFTEC and UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association(UKIFDA), and is certified sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification(ISCC).

Further trials of HVO

We have recently commenced trials in Gwinear School and Stithians Methodist Church where both historic buildings have major issues to enable further insulation and costs of a new technology to heat the buildings are prohibitive and would be too disruptive.

hvo fuel trials in a church

These are excellent examples where a minor conversion to the boiler enables a perfect solution so that the existing system can run a renewable fuel.

Register your Interest

There are some steps still required within the industry and government departments before a national transfer away from fossl fuel for heating. UKIFDA and OFTEC have now set up a campaign to ensure the whole country is aware of the low carbon fuel and welcome interest shown.

Register your interest with us by e-mailing    

We also ask that you visit the Future Ready website and register there. The more consumers that visit this new national site and register interest the more momentum can be gained to help the  country move away from fossil fuels.

Also register here > www.futurereadyfuel.info

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