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GAP completes HVO trial

12 August 2021

GAP completes HVO trial

GAP has completed what it believes to be the longest and most detailed real-life trial of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel in the hire industry.

For two years, the Glasgow-based hirer has used Green D+ HVO in all the hire equipment and commercial vehicles at its 4hire depot on Jersey, amounting to more than 40,000 litres of the fuel.

Mark Anderson, Managing Director North, stated: “Following the trial, GAP is pleased to re-confirm that Green D+ HVO fuel can be used to top up all our hire diesel equipment. HVO is fully compatible with all existing equipment meaning using this fuel alternative is an easy switch. 

“There is no need to clean the fuel tanks prior to switching: customers can just refill their tanks with HVO and continue operations with no damage to any machinery.”

Mark emphasised how, from 1 April 2022, the construction industry, including hire companies, can no longer use, top up or supply subsidised red diesel or red HVO. 

“Currently, HVO is going to be taxed the same as white diesel following the red diesel/HVO subsidy removal for construction. However, there is growing support to subsidise the use of HVO and GAP remains at the forefront of these discussions.” 

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