Producing hydrotreated vegetable oil as an end product

With companies worldwide having to reduce their carbon emissions to reach net-zero targets, sustainability and renewable energy are high on most agendas right now. But the problem most businesses are facing is how and what low-carbon alternatives to switch to.

One such alternative is hydrotreated vegetable oil, or HVO, as it’s known.

What is HVO and what are the benefits?

Hydrotreated vegetable oil is a low-carbon diesel made from:

  • Used cooking oil
  • Residue animal fats from food processing
  • Tall oil
  • Non-food grade crops

HVO is considered a ‘paraffinic fuel’ and has almost zero sulfur or aromatic content. HVO can cut carbon emissions by up to 90%.

It’s also fully interchangeable with conventional diesel, so you can mix it at any percentage without damaging engines or machinery.