Tips & Advice

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a renewable liquid fuel that is produced from used cooking oils or crops through a process called hydrogenation.

Alternative to traditional kerosene oil

Extensive field trials have researched the use of HVO, a 100% biofuel, in the heating systems of a wide variety of properties. Grant boilers have been tested in these field trials, successfully operating using HVO and demonstrating how this low carbon liquid fuel can be a viable alternative to traditional kerosene oil.

HVO for homeowners

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a low-carbon liquid fuel which can be a ‘drop-in fuel’ suitable to be a replacement for existing fossil fuels such as kerosene oil. Watch this video to learn more about HVO biofuel, what it is and how it can be implemented into an existing heating system.

An introduction to HVO Biofuel

Are Grant boilers HVO compatible?

All of Grant's floor standing Vortex oil-fired boilers are HVO compatible. The process to convert a Grant Vortex floor standing boiler to HVO is simple involving only a few minor modifications to the boiler and system, modifications which an engineer can carry out during an annual boiler service. Whether you are looking for an internal heat-only boiler, an external combi boiler, or a boiler house option for installation in your garage, the Grant Vortex oil range has a HVO compatible boiler suitable.

Key facts about the benefits of HVO

HVO is an exciting addition to the heating sector. Principally it offers homes which are not currently suited to low temperature heating systems with a solution to significantly reduce their carbon emissions. Here are just a few of the benefits of HVO

  • Up to 88% lower carbon emissions compared to kerosene oil (SAP 10.2)
  • Straightforward and low cost conversion process
  • Helps homes to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels
  • Boilers operate incredibly efficiently on HVO

Frequently Asked Questions about HVO

There are plenty of questions about HVO that homeowners and their installers want to know the answer for. We've shared some quick links to some of our HVO FAQs here:

Vortex Oil Boilers

Discover Grant's HVO biofuel compatible Vortex oil boilers, including floor standing, boiler house and combi models, as well as wall hung models and flue systems.

View our Oil-Fired Boiler range

HVO Biofuel Heating

HVO is a low-carbon fuel that could help hundreds of thousands of homes transition to more sustainable heating and could have a part to play in helping decarbonise home heating.

Read More
Return to top