Supplying renewable, carbon-neutral biofuels

With a shelf-life of up to 10 years, Crown Oil is backing HVO, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for regular diesel and gas oil with the approval of several major OEMs

Crown Oil has invested in a stock of carbon-neutral, renewable and sustainable HVO biofuel in a bid to shift demand in the UK industrial sector from diesel and gas oil to an alternative with a vastly reduced environmental impact.

This makes Crown Oil the only UK fuel supplier that can supply the synthetic premium biofuel in any quantity, within the same delivery times as all its other products.

“Our commitment to the environment makes us acutely aware of the impact the fuel industry has on global warming, so we are always looking to reduce our footprint in every way we can,” commented Crown Oil’s managing director, Matt Greensmith.

“We are still working towards reaching our own in-house goal of net zero emissions, but at the same time, we can help other businesses achieve their targets too.”


According to the most recent data from the Office of National Statistics, in 2017 the UK consumed the equivalent of 35.21 million tonnes of gas oil and road diesel1. For every tonne of fuel used, 2.6 tonnes of CO2 are produced resulting in a total of 95.95 million tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.

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“We’re aware that the current supply of biofuels cannot sustainably match that of fossil fuels in a large economy such as the UK,” added Matt.

“We are calling on government to look at sufficient incentives for businesses and domestic customers to use biofuels, as aside from environmental concerns, there is little reason to choose renewable fuels. What’s more, if business want their fuel supply to be environmentally friendly, a premium on biofuel price is unavoidable.”

“At Crown Oil we believe renewable sources are part of the solution to the current climate crisis, and we want to encourage businesses to switch to this versatile fuel. For that reason, we have invested in an industrial-sized supply of HVO fuel, as we expect demand for greener fuels to increase as British businesses become more environmentally conscious and we want to be able to cater to that demand.”

“Currently, we are the only supplier in the UK that can supply customers with HVO biofuel in any quantity required, directly to their site in the same lead time as all of our other fuels. With the UK government’s 2050 net zero target, now is the perfect time to look at ways to reduce a business’ carbon footprint.”

HVO biodiesel specification sheet:

Characteristic Diesel FAME HVO Biodiesel
BIO Content 0 100 100
Oxygen Level 0 11 0
Sulphur Content <10 <1 <1
Specific Gravity 0,84 0,88 0,78
Distillation Level, C 200 – 350 340 – 355 200 – 320
Cetane Level 51 50 – 65 70 – 90
Stability from Oxidation Average Below Average – Poor Excellent

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