The world is facing a climate crisis. It’s crucial that corporations move towards more sustainable fuel sources. With the global trend of customer awareness and the uprising of purchasing power, corporate firms are under constant scrutiny. Every sustainable initiative matters and each corporate strategy should be made consciously.

For the longest time, we have been relying on fossil-based fuels. In recent decades, there’s more focus on bio-based fuels such as Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME). Their sustainability factor depends very much on the source of feedstock. Oils derived from crops are not truly sustainable. Both fuels have their apparent shortcomings. 

Some issues that come along with the usage UCOME and FAME include:

Thermal instability and high oxidation rate

Biodiesel stability tends to fluctuate as it is easily affected by its surroundings. External factors such as light, temperature and storage conditions can affect both fuels. This made storage of both UCOME and FAME fuels difficult. Both fuels also pose a problem as they are easily oxidised. 

Moisture absorbent

UCOME and FAME fuels tend to absorb moisture, which can escalate into bigger issues. Considering Asia’s climate is humid all year long, these biodiesels are may create issues for vehicles that mainly operate in Asia. The absorbed moisture can then create bacteria problems, which in turn can affect the vehicle’s engine system. 

Gumming in diesel engine components

Both biodiesels have a high probability of causing a clog or gumming in the diesel engine components. These clogs can ultimately lead to more significant technical problems for vehicle owners. 

To save yourself from these hassles, use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) instead!

After all, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is:

Produced with sustainable bio-based feedstocks

Sustainable used cooking oils are used in the production of HVO. This gives HVO at least 80% carbon reduction. For more information on carbon reduction, Contact Us.  

Stable and less susceptible to oxidation

HVO is undoubtedly more stable. Unlike biodiesel, HVO is less prone to oxidation and is less reactive to its surrounding factors, which makes long periods of storage easier with minimum deterioration. 

HVO is as good as fossil-based diesel

It is scientifically proven that HVO’s performance is close to fossil-based diesel. Many engine makers have also shown support and heavily endorse HVO as a viable and equivalent alternative to fossil-based diesel.

Better quality BioDiesel

As HVO’s quality is significantly better compared to UCOME and FAME, it is considered to be premium, which in turn makes the price significantly higher. 

The best part is, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is now available in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.) as well as Australia and New Zealand.

HVO is also available in:

  • 200 Litres Drum, 1000 Litres IBC Tote Tank
  • 24000 Litres ISO Tank
  • Vessel Load
  • Direct Vessel Bunkering

Contact us via email [email protected] to indicate your interest. 

We will contact you as soon as the supply is available.