The HVO pilot was launched by HTM in June 2020. It aims to evaluate the beneﬁts of HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel as a suitable alternative to ULSD (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel).
The fuel was initially trialled in four fleet vehicles over 12 months. Now HTM’s depot fuel has transitioned to HVO fuel. The controlled pilot will quantify the expected nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate reductions alongside the ﬁnancial cost of switching to HVO.
We estimate that the move to HVO will achieve the following benefits for the Hampshire County Council fleet:
What is HVO?
- HVO is a 100% renewable product and is a by-product of the food industry
- It is a direct replacement for ULSD
- Compared to ULSD, HVO offers a significant reduction of 90% in CO2 Emissions and a 27% decrease in nitrogen oxides. Unlike ULSD, HVO releases virtually no particulates
- HVO allows for engines to run cleaner and more efficiently, which has the added potential benefit of lowering maintenance costs