Certas Energy: Your HVO Fuel Supplier

Getting you ready for the red diesel tax changes

Keep emissions low with hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel
from the UK’s leading HVO fuel supplier

Switch to renewable diesel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) today and cut your business’ fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% instantly.

Why go with Certas Energy HVO?

Certas Energy HVO is a drop-in alternative diesel made from 100% renewable raw materials and sustainable waste from verified vegetable fats and oils. Ideal for use in on and off-road commercial vehicles and machinery, businesses benefit from an instant reduction in CO2 emissions, with no engine modifications needed.

As the largest distributor of fuel and lubricants in the UK, with 40 years’ experience supplying high-quality fuel to businesses nationwide, you can count on Certas Energy to deliver HVO whenever and wherever you need it. 

Get in touch with our team of specialists for a HVO price.


Go further on your energy transition journey with Certas Energy HVO


The Ultimate Guide to HVO


Want to learn more about Certas Energy HVO and how it can accelerate your business’ sustainability goals?


Take a deeper dive into the renewable alternative diesel, the benefits it can deliver and how it can help set you on the path to a lower emissions future.



Getting ready to go with HVO

A gamechanger in the new energy mix pipeline, HVO holds the power to propel your business towards a cleaner, brighter, more sustainable future.

Take a deep dive into this promising low carbon diesel alternative in our ultimate guide to HVO and discover the carbon reduction and operational benefits it can bring to your business.


Why use Certas Energy HVO instead of regular diesel?

If your business is reliant on diesel (or gas oil), HVO provides a real and immediate opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%.

For large commercial fleets, this cleaner diesel alternative is an ideal transition fuel for on- and off-road vehicles across a range of industries including construction, agriculture, road and rail transport, haulage, marine and the public sector.

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Low temperature performance CFPP to -30 degrees

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100% biodegradable

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Practically fossil/FAME free* and odourless

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Improved combustion over some diesel alternatives

Work with us to achieve reduced emissions and set your business on the path to a net zero future, today.

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Certas Energy powered by HVO

As well as helping your business lower its emissions, we’re taking significant steps to reduce our own carbon emissions. We’ve introduced HVO fuel into our own fleets, which has helped us exceed our carbon reduction goal of 20% by 2025 way ahead of target.

So, you can be confident that we’re also fully committed to transitioning to a low emission future.


Where to buy HVO fuel

We partner with ISCC certified HVO fuel suppliers to provide significant volumes of Certas Energy HVO fuel to our customers across multiple industries.

Available for delivery by our fleet of 900 tankers, as well as at a growing number of HGV bunker sites, we make sure you have access to an assured supply of HVO, always.

We're a verified supplier of renewable fuels.

Certas Energy is part of the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme. 



Transition to HVO, your way

At Certas Energy, we’re committed to helping make the switch to HVO fuel as simple and seamless as possible.

That’s why we offer a range of flexible options to trial or gradually transition to HVO, from IBCs and split deliveries.


The low carbon heating solution

HVO is not just for powering engines or diesel generators.

As part of the Future Ready Fuels Project, Certas Energy is helping to convert hundreds of homes and businesses across the UK from oil heating to renewable fuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), amounting to an initial investment of over £800,000.



Cynergise ™ by Certas Energy

Through our Cynergise energy transition consultancy service, we help our customers to power their business, the smart, sustainable way.

Whether you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint with HVO or lower your fuel costs, we have the expertise, insights and solutions to help you optimise and evolve your energy mix.

Switch on your full energy potential with Cynergise and Certas Energy. ​

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Here, we have put together a series of Frequently Asked Questions based on what customers are asking us about HVO.

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a paraffinic drop-in diesel alternative fuel, manufactured from 100% renewable and sustainable waste.

As a sustainable fuel on the market, it can be used as a replacement for diesel and can lower fuel-related net carbon emissions by up to 90% without any engine modification.

Practically FAME, sulphur and fossil free*, it is made using vegetable fats and oils. Unlike conventional biodiesel, hydrogen (rather than methanol), is used as a catalyst, which makes HVO cleaner burning and ensures a longer shelf life.

An example of a paraffinic diesel is HVO. A paraffinic diesel is a synthetic diesel with near-zero sulphur and very low aromatics content, reducing unregulated emissions of toxic hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). HVO meets the international fuel standard EN 15940, the specification for paraffinic diesel.

Yes. HVO is a type of biofuel – also known as a renewable diesel – produced from waste vegetable oils and fats. Hydrogen is used as a catalyst instead of methanol making it a more sustainable and eco-friendly biofuel option. 

HVO is suitable for on- and off-road vehicles, plant and machinery across a range of industries including construction, agriculture, road and rail transport, haulage, marine and the public sector. If your business is reliant on diesel or you have a large commercial fleet, HVO provides a real opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%.

Yes. HVO fuel is a completely compliant fuel that can be legally used to power on and off-road machinery and vehicles. HVO fuel can also be used as a heating solution, with minor boiler adjustments. Visit our blog to find out about the Future Ready Fuels project, which Certas Energy is helping to lead, is helping to make HVO-powered boilers a reality.

Yes – HVO is also known as renewable diesel. It is a second generation biodiesel, as it is a diesel made from biodegradable materials. As the source for HVO is waste vegetable oils and fats, it is replenishable – meaning that unlike fossil fuels, it is not finite. This is why it is often referred to as renewable diesel.

HVO provides a real and immediate opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90% without the need for changes to engine infrastructure or machinery.

  •  HVO has a 10 year shelf life.
  • Low CFPP at -30 degrees
  • HVO fuel is completely biodegradable
  • It is a ‘cleaner’ fuel, practically FAME and fossil free* and is odourless.
  • HVO offers improved combustion than some diesel alternatives.

As the UK moves towards the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, the way we fuel businesses is changing.

Switching to a low emission diesel alternative, like HVO, to fuel fleets, provides an immediate impact for businesses working to a low emission future.

The alternative or low emission fuels pipeline is developing and HVO can be a part of the evolving solution for businesses taking a proactive step along the net zero carbon emission journey.

HVO is a highly stable, practically FAME-free* fuel with no risk of microbial attack.

HVO fuel takes fatty acid feedstock such as vegetable oils and puts them through a process called hydrotreating or hydrogenating.

The acids go through hydrotreatment, where hydrogen is introduced, changing the molecular structure of the vegetable oil.

Uniform molecules and carbon chains are created without the impurities that are associated with fossil fuels like diesel, which contains metals and sulphur. As a result, HVO fuel burns more cleanly, releases fewer emissions and more environmentally-friendly than fossil-fuel derived diesel.

HVO fuel is fully interchangeable with traditional diesel and can be mixed at any percentage.

Like all fuel, the price of HVO is variable. Cost depends on a number of factors, including market changes, quantity, availability and location.

Alternative fuels, such as HVO, do cost slightly more than conventional diesel but as demand and supply increases, the price difference will start to decrease.

Certas Energy HVO is produced and accredited to meet the international fuel standard BS EN 15940, the specification for paraffinic diesel, and the Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II.

Certas Energy delivers HVO to businesses nationwide, as well as the following bunker sites:

ColeshillB46 1JU
WrexhamLL13 9UT
Doe HillDE55 6JS
ImminghamDN40 2LL
ThirskYO7 3TB
Ellesmere PortCH65 2HQ
GrangemouthFK3 8TT
St BoswellsTD6 0RZ
Northampton NN3 5HQ
Peterborough PE1 5XB
HarefieldUB9 6JL
Newbury RG19 6HW
Thames RiversideRM20 3ED
New Exeter DepotEX5 1EW
CardiffCF10 4US
Fairford GL7 4DS

Despite being commonly known as a ‘green’ diesel, HVO is clear or amber in colour, like traditional white diesel.

Yes. Certas Energy HVO is approved by the following manufacturers:

Heavy Duty Road VehiclesNon-road vehicles
DaimlerMassey Ferguson
Mercedes-BenzJohn Deere

To check your vehicle or equipment model can use HVO, consult your manufacturer’s handbook or contact the manufacturer directly.

Yes. HVO fuel is available in the UK from Certas Energy. Contact your local team on 0345 600 4040 or email getintouch@certasenergy.co.uk to find out more.

Certas Energy delivers HVO to businesses nationwide and the renewable diesel is also available at selected bunker sites.  

Yes. Look for an HVO fuel supplier that is International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) certified.

As you’d expect from UK’s leading fuel and lubricants distributor, Certas Energy HVO meets the highest auditable product standards possible.

Ensuring our HVO is manufactured from primary waste sources and not those causing deforestation and environmental damage, we only partner with the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) certified HVO suppliers; each one having a fully validated and auditable supply chain.

All raw materials are checked and verified, and the fuel’s credentials audited by the Department for Transport (DFT) to ensure sustainability and product integrity are certified.

HVO does not require a different tank and so businesses can use existing storage tanks to store HVO fuel. Like all flammable fuel, HVO must be stored in a cool, dry place, should not be exposed to direct sunlight.

HVO offers a longer shelf life to conventional diesel; up to 10 years. As it is practically FAME free*, there is a decreased risk of filter blockages or contamination of bulk HVO fuel stocks. It is also less harmful to the environment in the event of a leak or spillage, as it is biodegradable.

Certas Energy tanks specialists are available to provide product and installation guidance. We also offer a full range of fully compliant fuel storage tanks. To learn more about our range or to speak to one of our specialists today, click here.

Not always as not all HVO is created equal or ethical.

The level of greenhouse gas emissions savings can vary by product, as they do not come entirely from tailpipe emissions. Savings are based on a life-cycle, well-to-wheel calculation, taking into account feedstock, production processes and transportation. Businesses need visibility of the fuel’s upstream supply chain – so that they can substantiate their downstream sustainability claims.

It is therefore imperative to seek a transparent and trusted provider who can give full visibility of the fuel’s supply chain. This ensures your sustainability objectives are being met and that you can have confidence in your carbon reduction claims.

As the UK’s leading fuel and lubricants distributor, we take pride in providing solutions that you can rely on and trust. That’s why we go to great lengths to guarantee that Certas Energy HVO is ethically sourced, ecologically responsible, and exclusively manufactured from primary waste sources. We only partner with ISCC certified HVO suppliers, each one having a fully validated and auditable supply chain, so our HVO meets the highest auditable product standards possible.

Certas Energy is also a recognised supplier of renewable fuel under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), operated by the Zemo partnership.

No matter what stage of your net-zero emissions journey businesses you are at, or what your unique fuel priorities might be, Certas Energy are here to support you every step of the way. Through comprehensive analysis of the full fuel value chain, our experts can offer bespoke advice and recommendations to help identify unique opportunities to reduce costs, emissions and inefficiencies. So, your business can retain its competitive edge, sustainably.

There is no single solution to overcome air quality issues and over-reliance on conventional fuels, but a wide-range of technologies are established – and emerging – that can support the transition to a low emission future. Readily-available alternative fuels can significantly – and instantly - reduce companies’ environmental impact and plug the net zero gap, without compromising operational performance. From helping to reduce harmful emissions, to making a lasting difference, we’ll guide you every step of the way, from now until 2050. Get in touch to get started.

Yes. We also supply millions of litres of GTL Fuel across a broad range of industries. Without any engine modifications, our drop-in GTL fuel improves local air quality (significantly reduced particulates and nitrogen oxide) as well as having many other benefits including long shelf-life, improved cold start performance, reduced engine noise and no odour.

*<1% nominal trace levels only, if not zero.

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