Vetus has received approval to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) on its D and M-Line series of marine diesel engines.
The use of renewable fuels such as HVO substantially decreases exhaust emissions by up to 90% in CO2, CO, HC, NOx, and PM. HVO burns more cleanly than first generation biodiesel or mineral diesel.
“Vetus has already made big inroads into zero-emission propulsion with the development of its E-Drive electric propulsion series,” says Sander Gesink, Vetus marketing director. “The approval of HVO for our D and M-Line engines is another significant advancement for our customers who wish to cut their emissions while enjoying time on the water.”
HVO can be used as a direct replacement for fossil diesel in any certified Vetus engine, either pure (EN 15940) or blended in any proportion with diesel (EN 590).
The use of HVO requires no engine modifications which brings big benefits to existing customers who can switch over to HVO with no additional costs.
The approval and certification follow an intense period of bench and field tests.