With the growing popularity of HVO fuel, it's necessary to undergo strategic planning to determine whether HVO fuel is the right fit for your business while avoiding any post-installation problems. At REDS Group, we provide tailored, expert advice that will guide you seamlessly through the transition, ensuring a smooth and successful switch.


Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a renewable, sustainable, and clean-burning fuel that can replace gas oil & DERV in a range of industrial applications.

HVO fuel is said to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by up to 90%.


Fuel Analysis
HVO Shelf Life
  • Safely stored for up to 10 years.
  • Does not oxidate or absorb water.
  • Great for the cold winters as HVO fuel is resilient down to -32°C.
  • It’s recommended to store diesel for up to 6 months before the possibility of contamination.
  • You can store diesel longer if kept under the best conditions and treated with fuel stabilizers & biocides.
Fuel Storage Tanks

It’s important to note that the shelf life of your fuel can be significantly diminished if your storage tank is not adequately maintained.

Before making the switch, you need to consider:
  • Compatibility
    Is your vehicle or equipment compatible with HVO fuel?
  • Fuel Quality
    Understand the quality standards and specifications of HVO. Ensure that the HVO fuel you intend to use meets the required standards and complies with local regulations.
  • Availability
    How accessible is HVO fuel in your area?
  • Storage & Handling
    Are you familiar with the specific storage and handling requirements for HVO fuel?
  • Performance & Efficiency
    HVO fuel may have different combustion properties compared to conventional diesel, and it may offer certain benefits such as reduced emissions; however, the specific effects can vary depending on the engine and operating conditions.
  • Regulatory Compliance
    Understand the regulatory landscape surrounding the use of HVO fuel.
  • Training & Education
    Equip yourself and your team with the necessary knowledge and training to handle HVO fuel safely and effectively.
Fuel & Power Management
How can REDS help?

We are committed to helping our clients make this transition as smooth and efficient as possible.

REDS Group offers bespoke, personalised strategies for your business. This will include our professional technical guidance and expertise to ensure a well-informed transition to HVO fuel.

We are here to assist you in making educated decisions and avoid potential issues or complications associated with the switch.


Contact our sales team for further information and to find out how best we can help you make the change to HVO fuel.

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  • Fuel sampling
  • Fuel cleaning to specification
  • Fuel transfer
  • Tank cleaning/pipework flushing
  • Tanker uplifts
  • Supply and installation of fixed fuel polishing
  • Systems that are suitable for red/white diesel or
  • Greener alternative fuels like HVO and GTL
  • Tank decommissioning
  • New tank installations

Date Posted: 06/06/2023