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Busting the Myths Surrounding Alternative Fuel Green D+ HVO

Busting the Myths Surrounding Alternative Fuel Green D+ HVO

Alternative fuel, Green D+ HVO provides a quick and easy way to reach your sustainability goals

At MFS we have partnered with New Era Fuels to offer Green D+ HVO, a fossil-free, paraffinic fuel made from 100% renewable raw materials. You may have heard myths around the practicalities of using alternative fuels in your engines, but we are here with a Q&A with MFS Head of Renewables, Ian Gilbert to bust those myths and get you on your journey towards Net-Zero.

Q: What effect can HVO have on my engine emissions compared with regular diesel?

A: Green D+ HVO generates up to 90% less greenhouse gases (CO2e), particulates PM25 and PM10 are lowered by up to 86% and NOx levels are reduced by up to 30%.

Q: Is there any work needed upfront to prepare a fleet to use HVO?

A: No, Green D+ HVO is a direct drop-in replacement with no upfront cost or capital outlay required, just the cost of the fuel.

Q: Does HVO deteriorate over time?

A: Unlike fossil fuels and previous biofuels, HVO does not deteriorate over time and can be used in extreme temperatures.

Q: Is HVO the same as biofuel?

A: No, because HVO fuel is a stable product meaning it doesn’t react with water and is less susceptible to a bacterial attack than biofuel.

Q: Does Green D+ HVO meet EN15940 standard?

A: Yes, it can be used in any engine without having to make changes to the vehicle and manufacturers have approved it as not causing degradation or voiding your warranty.

Q: Does HVO come from palm oil?

A: Our supply of Green D+ HVO meets the regulations of the ICSS and has been sourced from 100% sustainable raw materials and waste.

Q: Is there currently an HVO equivalent to red diesel?

A: Yes, we can offer red HVO however it is likely this will be subject to the same tax changes for use in refrigeration come April 2022.

Q: Can HVO be used in any diesel engine?

A: Yes, anything from your 1970’s ERF LV fitted with a Thermo King NWD (as pictured) right up to your state-of-the-art IVECO S-WAY fitted with an Advancer.

We hope this Q&A has helped you see the benefits of using Green D+ HVO fuel. If you would like to find out more call our team on 0800 731 1685 or email

Revolutionise your fleet today by switching to a sustainable, biodegradable, low emission fuel.