Why is HVO so special?

Posted On: 8 April 2022

Why is HVO so special?

Posted On: 8 April 2022

It’s an ideal renewable fuel for your boiler

For over 50 years heating oil has been a popular choice of fuel for heating homes off the gas grid. Heating oil causes carbon (CO2) emissions, causing harm to the environment and goes against UK government’s efforts to achieve its net zero target by 2050. The decarbonisation of home heating oil sector is seen as having a major impact on the need to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The fuel industry has been under pressure to produce a low carbon alternative to heating oil. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is this alternative. It works just the same as heating oil but it’s much better for the environment.

So, what makes HVO so special? Made from 100% renewable raw materials, t’s sustainable and biodegradable and can be produced from waste oils. HVO eliminates up to 88% of net CO2 emissions. It is virtually identical to heating oil, allowing it to be used as a drop-in fuel. With HVO, you don’t need to buy an expensive new heating system. Dramatic reductions in emissions can be achieved, in your household, by simply changing to HVO.

HVO fuel is a clean-burning alternative to home heating oil and is in fact it’s one of the cleanest fuels on the market. It is the perfect replacement for heating oil as it’s a drop-in replacement to heating oil.

HVO as a renewable liquid fuel works well in all existing oil heating systems following a simple, cost-effective, and easy boiler conversion process.

Benefits of using HVO

  Cleaner & Greener – reduces carbon emissions by 88% compared to existing heating oil
  Simple conversion – that can be conveniently done when your boiler is serviced or upgraded
  Low cost to convert – usual cost of conversion is around £500 (exact cost depends on the system)
  Fossil free – Can be made from fossil free, certified sustainable waste materials and doesn’t contribute to deforestation
  You won’t notice the difference – runs just as efficiently as heating oil in existing system and it’s odourless too
  Virtually drop in fuel – Fuel can be directly substituted from Kerosene in HVO ready Harlequin Tanks.

All Harlequin domestic bunded oil tanks are fully HVO ready. You can fill them with HVO fuel with total confidence whenever you are ready to make the change.

HVO Compatible Heating Oil Tanks from Harlequin

At Harlequin, we manufacture a wide range of HVO compatible bunded Heating Oil Tanks ranging from 650 to 9,250 litre models catering to domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural applications. Each tank has been designed and manufactured to exceed the most technical, environmental, and regulatory requirements. They can be further customised to suit your requirements. We also work with a network of competent installers in UK & Ireland who can help you install the product and provide you with additional technical support.

To find out more about our range of bunded heating oil tanks or to find a reliable installer, contact our team on 028 9261 1077 or email info@harlequin-mfg.com.

Why do we use heating oil to heat homes in the UK? Read our blog to find out.

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