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HVO: a step towards zero-emissions

Did you know Hyster Big trucks trucks and specified engines in the 2-3.5t range are able to run on HVO100 according EN15940?


HVO is a cleaner fuel that offers up to 90% reduction in CO2 emissions. Helping the transition towards zero-emissions with internal combustion engines (ICE) that offer exceptional durability and consistent power delivery even in the most extreme environments.

What is HVO 100?

HVO 100 is a bio-based, renewable, liquid fuel diesel alternative that meets the standard EN15940 for paraffinic fuels. As a second-generation biofuel, HVO 100 is reported to eliminate up to 90% of net greenhouse gas emissions (such as CO2) and reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.

Produced from renewable materials, such as vegetable oils and animal fats, treated through a hydrotreatment process, HVO 100 is almost chemically identical to conventional diesel. The process also removes any esters and contaminants, improving performance.

This means that, subject to costs and the availability of a sustainable supply chain, HVO 100 can be used as a diesel alternative in the short term until equipment is replaced with Hyster’s Zero-Emission fleet.

To find out if your truck can run on HVO please contact your local Hyster dealer.

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Benefits of HVO 100 over diesel and biodiesel

Thanks to the fact that HVO 100’s paraffinic structure makes it almost identical to mineral diesel, it can be used as a drop-in alternative with only a few modifications needed on the equipment. Both HVO 100 and diesel are similar in density, viscosity, energy content and flash point, meaning HVO 100 is fully miscible with diesel without the need to flush existing diesel from the system or tank before filling up with HVO 100.

HVO 100 in Hyster Big Trucks

To enable HVO 100 to be used with Hyster Big Trucks, Empty Container Handlers, or ReachStackers, an aftermarket kit has been made available. The solution supports compliance with Tier III, Tier IV, and Stage V emissions regulations and can be easily applied in the field, or factory-fitted for new equipment. Nitrile Rubber (NBR) seals in the fuel system are replaced with FKM seals, which use fluorinated, carbon-based synthetic rubber with long-term resistance to the effects of ethanol. Current fuel lines and other components used already have good resistance to the long-term effects of HVO.

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