MAES constantly innovates. The developments in the field of new energy carriers for the vehicle fleet such as CNG, LNG, hydrogen and electricity are closely followed by us and applied once the technology has proven its reliability. As of now, MAES is also marketing HVO, a fuel for diesel engines standing for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. HVO is a 100% organic diesel that reduces the environmental impact.
HVO is a renewable diesel made from residual waste which makes the impact considerably less on our environment. It is a 2nd generation biodiesel: it is produced from various residual flows from the food industry and not from food crops such as soya and palm oil. That is why we can safely say that these products are produced much more sustainably and therefore much more favourable for the climate on our planet.
Biggest benefits HVO
- The main advantage of HVO is of course the impact it has on the environment. It is a biodegradable product and contains a smaller number of harmful substances compared to ordinary diesel. The numbers speak for themselves:
- In total between 80 and 90% less greenhouse gas emissions
- 33% less particulate matter compared to ordinary diesel
- 9% less nitrogen oxides than in normal diesel
- 30% less hydrocarbon than in normal diesel
- 24% less carbon monoxide than in normal diesel
- HVO is a drop-in product, which means that it can immediately go into the tank of your car without you having to do something for it. No extra material, conversion or additional costs. You can put it into your car like ordinary diesel and it also works the same. There is also no maximum percentage in the mix, you can put up to 100% in your car en this will work as normal.
- With most cars, the performance of the car will be at least as good as, usually even slightly better.
- Your ecological footprint will be significantly reduced and you will help to take the next step in using alternatives for non-exhaustible fossil fuels.
Is HVO going to replace normal diesel?
Regular diesel has been losing popularity for several years. Some car manufacturers have already reduced or temporarily halted the development of diesel engines, even with some governments conventional diesel is no longer on the top shelf. But with HVO the biggest pollution problems have already been solved and this gives the diesel engine a new future.
On the pump for HVO you will see XTL, just like the other names have also been adjusted, such as diesel B7, B10 it says at HVO XTL. This designation stands for synthetic diesel fuels and indicates that it is not a derivative of crude oil. Including HVO.
Can you use HVO without problems in your car of truck ?
Not all vehicle manufacturers have approved HVO yet. It is important to note here that this is often because the test procedure for the manufacturers to approve everything is extremely time-consuming and expensive. Most leading car manufacturers (for example, Peugeot, Renault, Citroen, Volvo, Nissan, Mercedes,…) have already approved HVO for part of their fleet. Major manufacturers of heavier vehicles such as Daf, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renautl, Man,… have also approved HVO for their trucks.
Many other manufacturers are currently testing and evaluating, but as stated this is a careful, time consuming & costly process. These matters ensure that the final approval can therefore wait a while.
Below you can find a list of which manufacturers for passenger cars have already approved the product. You can also always consult your manual or contact your garage or dealer.
- Volvo approved HVO for the following cars. The XC90 from 2015, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country from 2016, XC60 from 2017, V60, V60 Cross Country from 2018 and XC40 from 2018. Older cars with the same model designation are not included.
- Nissan approved it for all of its diesel cars from 2006 onwards
- Mercedes has approved the use of HVO for one of its E-Class taxi models.
- Citroën & Peugeot: It approved for all its diesel engines with EURO 5 and EURO 6
- Renault has approved HVO for the following brands:
- Clio / Clio Sport Tourer: dCi 90, dCi 90 EDC, from production week 48/2018
- Mégane / Mégane Sport Tourer: dCi 115, dCi 115 EDC, from production week 48/2018
- Grand Scénic: dCi 120, manual, from production week 49/2018
- Talisman: dCi 120, dCi 150, manual, from production week 09/2019
- Talisman: dCi 160 EDC, dCi 200 EDC, from production week 09/2019
- Espace: dCi 160 EDC, dCi 200 EDC, from production week 03/2019
- Koleos: dCi 175 EDC, 4 × 4, from production week 03/2019
- Kadjar: dCi 115, dCi 115 EDC, from production week 08/2019
Major manufacturers for heavier vehicles have already approved HVO for use in their newer trucks.
- DAF approved HVO for their diesel engines in LF, CF and XF series
- Scania approved HVO for all of their trucks
- Mercedes-Benz has approved HVO for Euro 6 compliant engines from the inline six-cylinder series of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471, OM473 and OM 936 and on the four-cylinder in-line versions of the OM 934, which meet Euro 6 standards
- Volvo for all their EURO 5 and EURO 6 diesel engines
- Man approved HVO for their EURO 6 diesel engine
- Renault approved HVO for their trucks