HVO demonstration project provides pathway for decarbonisation of oil heating

After three successful heating seasons, OFTEC and UKIFDA are confident that their demonstration project has made a conclusive case for the use of HVO in heating.

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The results are set out in a detailed report on the industry-funded project, the current phase of which is now completed. The project focussed on the real-world use of HVO, so existing heating systems were utilised in the 126 homes and nine non-domestic buildings that participated.

The main goal of the project was to test the deployment of HVO in as wide a range of typical situations as possible. This meant selecting sites right across Britain and ensuring that a broad cross-section of appliance types was included. The test sites included both condensing and non-condensing boilers, combi boilers, system appliances and cookers.

Appliance output was typical of the types commonly used in the UK, with 38 between 10 . . .

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