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What is HVO100?

What is HVO or HVO100?

Neste MY Renewable Diesel can also be referred to as HVO100 or HVO diesel. The abbreviation HVO stands for “Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil”. This type of diesel is, next to the vegetable oils, produced from waste, residue oils and fats, such as used cooking oil. 

HVO fuel comes in all kinds of blends. It can be used both pure (100% concentration), as well as blended in any ratio with e.g. fossil diesel. For example, HVO20 consists of 20% HVO and 80% fossil diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an HVO100 product, meaning HVO in its purest form. In addition, this diesel complies with the EN15940 specification for paraffinic diesel fuel, ensuring the quality of the diesel.

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How HVO diesel is made 

In the 1990’s Neste's research department developed the NEXBTL refining technology. With this technology Neste is able to produce high-quality renewable products from 100% renewable raw materials. During the NEXBTL production, hydrogen is used in the chemical process to remove oxygen from the fatty acids that make up the fuel’s completely renewable raw material base. The outcome is a renewable diesel which has a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel (HVO100) can easily be used as such without any need for engines to be modified. It can also be blended with other diesel fuels. Thanks to the Neste-patented NEXBTL technology, a wide variety of oils and fats can be used as a raw material, and the fuel quality is always high. Read more about NEXBTL and how renewable diesel is made.

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What are the benefits of HVO100?

With Neste MY Renewable Diesel (HVO100), greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 90%* over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel . It can also help reduce local, “tailpipe” emissions, which is beneficial for local air quality and engines.This is especially applicable to older engines. In addition, filters and injectors can stay clean longer. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

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Is Neste MY Renewable Diesel better than other renewable diesels on the market?

Neste has a very stringent process for ensuring the integrity of our entire supply chain. Customers know that they are getting high-quality fuel that Neste has monitored from raw material, through production, and through distribution. They know they are getting an HVO diesel that has been tested and shown to deliver powerful performance by leading engine manufacturers. The fuel is always of the highest quality and purity and customers know that the fuel meets our strict sustainability standards.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel: an overview

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*The methodology for calculating life cycle emissions and emissions reduction complies with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive II (2018/2001/EU). 

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