Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)
What is hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)?
In recent years, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) has also become increasingly important. HVO is a biofuel that is used to generate motion. The source materials for hydrotreated vegetable oils are any oils and fats. Unlike FAME, the biofuel HVO is a hydrocarbon, whose chemical composition is almost identical to that of diesel fuel. The advantages are obvious. It can be added to diesel fuel in any mix ratio as long as it complies with the DIN EN 590 diesel fuel standard. HVO is far superior in terms of durability compared to biodiesel.
Liquid fuels such as biofuels including HVO are traded by the Mabanaft group. Oiltanking Deutschland is active in tank storage logistics.
Status: December 2015
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