Selwood pumps can be fuelled by vegetable oil

Selwood has become the first UK rental company to offer pumps that can be fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in a move that will significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Following conversations with several of its large clients who were looking for alternatives to diesel fuel, the company has completed extensive testing of HVO. All Selwood pumps which have a Stage 3B engine, including the Eco range of units (S160Eco, D150Eco and HP35Eco) can now be run on HVO fuel as an alternative to diesel.

Selwood has also committed to ensuring that new pumps manufactured at its headquarters in the UK and around the world, are HVO-compatible, subject to individual engine manufacturers’ guidelines.

HVO is a second-generation, clean-burning fossil-free biofuel which is made from renewable, sustainable raw materials and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%. It also significantly reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions.

The fuel is completely interchangeable with diesel, without the need to clean out the pump’s fuel tanks or make adaptations, and with no negative effect on pump performance.