HVO – liquid fuel for the future

Warmflow’s head of sales, Brian Beattie, discusses the benefits of HVO.

Warmflow HVO boilers

With growing concerns about the future of our planet and the legacy the current generation is leaving our children, we’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint and have taken significant strides to futureproof our product ranges.

Being a responsible company, reducing our carbon footprint is an important priority for the business and recent initiates have included heating the factory entirely using products from our Zeno renewable heating range, generating electricity for the site through 550kW of solar panels and recycling the water used in testing.

We have also introduced a range of environmentally friendly ground and air source heat pumps under the Zeno brand. The Zeno is one of Europe’s most efficient heat pump ranges in Europe, with market leading efficiencies, which have helped homeowners reduce their carbon footprint over the past decade.

Heating our homes with net zero carbon emissions

In recent years we have continually increased the efficiency of our Agentis oil (liquid fuel) range, which includes the UK & Ireland’s only AA rated combi boiler. However, despite these efficiencies, we still need to push towards a way of heating our homes with net zero carbon emissions.

Unfortunately for many existing properties, heat pumps are not a suitable option so we have been working extensively with government and industry agencies, test centres and colleges to pioneer a solution to replace existing oil and gas appliances.

For the highest level of carbon reductions, a switch to a 100% renewable fuel is required, in particular, HVO. While this may be relatively unknown fuel to many, it has been used throughout the world in various applications. It is a renewable liquid fuel made from certified waste fats and oils and manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen to create a greener, cleaner fuel.

As a result of substantial and significant ground-breaking research and investment, we’re delighted to announce that all Warmflow Agentis oil boilers are HVO compatible and will be able to run on the renewable fuel with some minor recommissioning.

This will give almost a 90% cut in carbon emissions immediately.