Williams Jet Tenders has approved the use of HVO100 fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil) following successful first stage testing on selected DieselJet engines.
The approval relates to all its YANMAR 4JH engine powered tenders, including the DieselJet 415, 445, and 505, and SOLAS 505.
Following this first round of testing, all new product developments and product testing powered by these diesel engines will use HVO100.
Once further testing is completed on YANMAR 4LV powered models, Williams aims to transition these to HVO100.
“By using UCO HVO, a renewable fuel made from waste cooking oil, we will accelerate our efforts to decarbonise,” said Sarah Moore, sustainability specialist at Williams Jet Tenders. “We hope that by using HVO in our fleet and in our approved test boats, we will raise awareness of the benefits of switching to alternative fuels.”
She added: “As we carry out exploratory testing on our products, it will allow us to confirm HVO use in more of our tenders, enabling us to achieve a greater reduction in our carbon footprint as more Williams Jet Tender engines are approved for use.”
Floris Lettinga, director of sales and marketing at YANMAR Marine International added: “By integrating YANMAR’S HVO approved engines across the Williams Tenders’ range of boats and vehicles, we are not just propelling innovation; we are supporting our customers in propelling a sustainable journey towards a cleaner future.
“Together, we help our customers navigate the steps towards optimising cutting-edge technology with environmental consciousness.”
The announcement is part of Williams’ broader commitment to sustainability, which has included several initiatives, including being awarded a grant by Innovate UK EDGE to test alternative, more sustainable composite materials and completing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for its TurboJet 325 and DieselJet 415 to calculate their carbon footprint.