FAQ2019-08-21T23:18:15+02:00

FAQ

Questions & answers

General on biofuels

What are the benefits of fossil free fuel?2019-05-23T13:13:07+02:00

Fossil free fuel is made from 100% sustainable raw materials and reduces carbon emissions by up to 90%, thereby contributing to a better environment. It can also entail large savings on fuel costs, as some countries exempts renewable fuels from energy and carbon tax.

Can fossil free fuel cause engine problems?2019-05-23T13:13:45+02:00

Our products can be used in most diesel engines, but you should always follow the engine manufacturer’s recommendations for each biofuel.

HVO100 is approved by the leading engine manufacturers.

When changing to 100% B100 Biodiesel, you should be particularly aware that the vehicle should be specially adapted to avoid operating problems.

What is the difference between Biodiesel and HVO?2019-05-23T13:14:25+02:00

Biodiesel RME and Renewable diesel HVO are both fossil free alternatives to conventional diesel, but are produced by two different methods and follow two different fuel standards:

Biodiesel RME is based on plants (typically rapeseed), is a 1st generation biodiesel and meets the standard EN14214 for biodiesel.

HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) is based on advanced raw materials such as residues and waste.
HVO is a 2nd generation biodiesel and meets the standard EN15940 for paraffin fuels.

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd generation biodiesel?2019-05-23T13:15:00+02:00

1st generation biodiesel (B100 Biodiesel RME) is based on plants – usually rapeseed – and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 70%.

2nd generation biodiesel (HVO100 Renewable Diesel) – also called advanced biodiesel – is based on residual products and waste – usually from slaughterhouses, fish factories and cooking oil – and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%.

How do I best manage my tank with biofuel?2019-05-23T13:15:50+02:00

When converting to fossil free fuel, the storage tank and the vehicle tank must be drained completely, as these can contain free water. This is especially important if you have chosen biodiesel RME. If you have been driving on fossil diesel for a long time, we recommend ordering cleaning of the tank to avoid bacterial growth and operating problems.

Apply water finding paste to a dipstick and check if the paste becomes discoloured. Water finding paste can be purchased on various websites. Make sure that the gasket in the manway cover is whole and intact.

B100 Biodiesel (RME)

Can my vehicle run on pure biodiesel (B100)?2019-05-23T13:16:25+02:00

It is possible to use 100% biodiesel RME (B100) in all RME-adapted diesel engines. Our biodiesel is specially developed for 100% operation, manufactured through a Swedish-patented after-treatment process. This means that the biodiesel is much cleaner than most RME qualities on the market, and better adapted to Nordic winter conditions.

How much CO2 do I save on B100 Biodiesel?2019-05-23T13:12:03+02:00

Up to 70% of CO2 is saved compared to regular diesel by changing to B100 Biodiesel.

Which truck and bus engines are approved for B100 Biodiesel?2019-05-23T13:18:21+02:00

Many of the leading engine manufacturers, such as Scania, Volvo and MAN, offer RME-adapted engines. Contact us for information regarding your vehicle fleet.

Biodiesel RME complies with standard EN14214 for biodiesel.

Why is biodiesel also named FAME and RME?2019-05-23T13:12:33+02:00

The collective name for biodiesel, produced by esterification, is FAME and stands for Fatty Acid Mehtyl Ester. FAME can be made from most vegetable oils, of which rapeseed oil has the least proportion of saturated fatty acids and is therefore most suitable for cold climates. Biodiesel, which is produced from rapeseed oil, is called rapeseed methyl ester, or RME.

What is biodiesel produced from?2019-05-23T13:18:54+02:00

Our biodiesel is made from sustainable rapeseed oil.

Does biodiesel work in cold weather?2019-05-23T13:19:23+02:00

Although biodiesel is more sensitive to cold temperatures than regular diesel or HVO, it can be used down to -20C. Our biodiesel is of the highest quality in the market, which means that it is well adapted to Nordic winter conditions.

Where can I refuel B100 Biodiesel?2019-05-23T13:44:09+02:00

You can refuel our after-treated B100 Biodiesel RME at our stations in Hogstorp/Uddevalla, Vimmerby and Vida Vättern.
Find our stations here.

Biofuel Express also offers direct delivery (bulk) of B100 Biodiesel RME to your own tank.

HVO100 Renewable Diesel

Can my vehicle run on pure HVO (HVO100)?2019-05-23T13:23:05+02:00

Yes – no problem!

HVO can be used in all diesel engines as it has the same chemical composition as conventional diesel. However, one must follow the engine manufacturer’s recommendations for each fuel.

Contact us and we will help you with what applies to your vehicle fleet.

How much CO2 do I save on HVO100?2019-05-23T13:23:28+02:00

Up to 90% of CO2 is saved compared to regular diesel by changing to HVO100 Renewable Diesel.

Which truck and bus engines are approved for HVO100?2019-05-23T13:24:42+02:00

Most vehicle manufacturers for heavy traffic has approved the use of pure HVO in their engines, such as Volvo, Scania, Mercedes, MAN, DAF, Iveco and Renault.

HVO complies with the standard EN15940 for paraffin fuels, and meets the standard for diesel fuels EN 590, except that the density is about 7% lower.

Contact us and we will help you with what applies to your vehicle fleet.

What is the difference between HVO and MK3 Diesel?2019-05-29T09:05:50+02:00

HVO is made from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials and has up to 90% lower climate impact. In addition, HVO is odourless and emits fewer local particles than regular diesel.

HVO is a chemical copy of regular diesel that works at least as well as conventional diesel. HVO has a density lower than MK3 Diesel. On the other hand, the cetane number (diesel oil octane number) is better for HVO than for MK3. There is no difference to your fuel economy.

Can you mix HVO and Diesel?2019-05-23T13:26:43+02:00

Yes, you can. HVO is fully mixable with regular diesel.

What is HVO produced from?2019-05-23T13:27:15+02:00

Our HVO is made up of about 10 different raw materials, among other things. animal fat, waste from the food industry, recycled cooking oil, waste from the fish industry and residues from food oil production. These raw materials are classified as residual products and waste and are guaranteed to be sustainable according to applicable laws.

What is Neste MY Renewable Diesel?2019-05-23T13:27:41+02:00

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is HVO100 produced by the world’s leading manufacturer, Neste, of renewable diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is your guarantee for the market’s best quality of HVO that can withstand temperatures down to -32 degrees.

Where can I refuel HVO100?2019-05-23T13:46:05+02:00

You can refuel Neste MY Renewable Diesel (HVO100) at our Biofuel Express stations in Hogstorp/Uddevalla, Ödeshög/Vida Vättern and Vimmerby. Find our stations here.

Biofuel Express also offers direct delivery (bulk) of HVO100 to your own tank.