Renewable Fuel

What are the main disadvantages of fossil fuels over renewable fuel?

It is no longer a matter for debate that if we continue to burn fossil fuels we will be unable to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Action needs to be taken in the next decade to completely phase out fossil fuel production and transition our economy to 100% renewable energy and renewable fuel sources.

Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which trap heat in our atmosphere, making them one of the primary contributors to global warming and climate change. [Met Office 2019]

Governments around the world are now engaged in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels to prevent the worst effects of climate change. At international level, countries have committed to emissions reduction targets and businesses have made their own commitments. [COP21 Paris Agreement]

power station burning fossil fuels

In the fight to tackle air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions Talick Group are focussed on helping businesses achieve their environmental commitments by replacing fossil fuels with sustainable sourced and renewable fuels.

How can Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) help?

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel can immediately reduce air pollution without costly engine modifications.

Talick HVO is a fossil-free, renewable fuel which is a great environmentally friendly alternative to normal diesel. Our HVO is a high-quality, clean liquid fuel with zero sulphur and zero aromatic content.

It is synthesised through a hydrotreatment process using vegetable oils or animal fats allowing it to significantly reduce harmful emissions when used in diesel vehicles and
machinery.

The Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil process

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil renewable diesel is created through a process of hydrogenation whereby all of the oxygen is removed from the oil to produce a mix of linear paraffins, CO2 and water. The raw material used is a mixture of vegetable oils and waste fats which are then hydrotreated to create a bio based hydrocarbon renewable diesel.

The resulting HVOs are hydrocarbons and so meet conventional diesel fuel requirements, as well as being paraffinic renewable diesel with a very high cetane number that has no sulphur and no aromatics content, therefore reducing unregulated emissions of toxic hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides and particulate matter.

Additional benefits of HVOs as renewable fuel

  • HVO is 100% hydrocarbon (0% oxygen) and meets EN15940 standards for paraffinic fuels.
  • This synthetic and consistent product performs much better in cold temperatures, the
    filterability is better than other diesel products and the burn is much cleaner.
  • HVO eliminates up to 90% of CO2 and significantly reduces NOx, PM and CO emissions.

What are the main uses of biodiesel and renewable fuel?

A wide range of modern vehicles, generators, construction machinery and industrial power systems can use HVO fuel as a drop in replacement to diesel. HVO can be used in commercial boilers, portable generators at events and in agricultural tractors.

How do biofuels benefit the environment?

HVO fuel efficiencies and reduced maintenance results in additional cost savings especially for Euro6 engines. HVO also has a reduced need for regular testing due to its renewable properties and has a much longer storage life than regular diesel, more than 15 years storage lifespan.

Talick’s fossil free fuel helps tackle climate change, in both public and private sector. Businesses under huge pressure to reduce their impact on the environment should be looking to use this diesel alternative.

This fuel is a drop-in replacement for diesel and is approved by a large number of engine manufactures. HVO is biodegradable, sustainable and renewable – an immediate solution to reducing air pollution.

How can using HVO help your business?

Have the Talick team contact you to see how using HVO can benefit your business.

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