Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) has evolved significantly over time, with advancements in technology and changes in feedstock sources leading to improved performance, increased compatibility, and wider adoption.

Here’s how HVO has changed:

Diversification of Feedstock: Initially, HVO production primarily used vegetable oils as feedstock. However, advancements in technology have expanded the range of feedstock options to include various waste fats and oils, such as used cooking oil. This diversification enhances the sustainability and availability of feedstock for HVO production.

Improved Performance Characteristics: HVO has demonstrated improved performance characteristics compared to conventional biodiesel. This includes better cold-weather properties, making it a more versatile and efficient fuel option, especially in regions with colder climates.

Compatibility with Diesel Engines: Most of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are now pre-approved for the use of HVO in their diesel engines. This signifies growing confidence in the compatibility and performance of HVO fuel with modern diesel engine technology.

Increasing Adoption at Wider Scale: The increasing adoption of HVO is evident in recent announcements, such as Volvo Trucks’ decision to use HVO as the first fill for their trucks at one of their plants in North America. This indicates a growing acceptance and use of HVO at a wider scale within the automotive industry.

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