News on HVO in Germany: a step towards a sustainable future

Approval of HVO as heating fuel in Germany marks significant step towards a more sustainable energy future

The German energy landscape has taken a remarkable turn with the approval of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a heating fuel by the Bundesrat (the German Federal Council). This decision marks a crucial milestone in the transition towards more sustainable and eco-friendly energy sources. Join us to explore the implications and benefits of this new measure.

Approval by the Federal Council (Bundesrat)

The German Bundesrat’s endorsement of HVO as a heating fuel is a clear signal of the country’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and driving towards sustainability. This approval means that HVO can be legally used throughout Germany for heating purposes, paving the way for a cleaner and more responsible energy future.

Source of information: Ruta del Transporte, Abril 2024.

HVO production in Germany

The fact that the HVO is already being produced on German soil is promising news. Cities such as Hamburg and Karlsruhe are among the locations where this production is taking place. This decentralisation of production contributes to the security of energy supply and reduces dependence on imported fossil fuels.

With regulatory support and increased domestic production, HVO is becoming increasingly available in different regions of Germany, and this availability is expected to continue to grow in the coming months and years.

What are the benefits of HVO?

The growing interest in HVO in Germany is no coincidence. Its numerous advantages over fossil fuels make it an attractive and sustainable option:


Produced from renewable raw materials, HVO is considerably more climate-friendly than traditional fossil fuels.

Emission reductions

HVO combustion produces less and fine particulate matter compared to fossil fuels, and improves air quality.

Storage stability

HVO has a longer shelf life and is more stable in storage, ensuring a more reliable and secure supply.

Providers and possibilities of use

Companies like Hoyer are leading the way as HVO suppliers in Germany, offering this versatile fuel for a variety of applications, from residential heating to running vehicles and industrial machinery. This versatility makes HVO an attractive option for a variety of sectors and contributes to its widespread adoption. Germany is demonstrating its commitment to innovation and sustainability, and HVO is a tangible example of this.

Source of information: Hoyer, 2024.

Simka: Our brand in Germany

At Inpro, we have a branch in Germany, Simka, located in the city of Hanau. Simka, founded in 1959, has more than 60 years of experience in the design and manufacture of equipment for the energy industry, standing out for the exceptional quality of its equipment for the transfer of liquid fuels.

We offer monitored solutions for the transfer of Diesel, Biodiesel (HVO and e-Fuel), Methanol, Kerosene and other fuels. We know the German market inside out and operate with the efficiency of a local company. In addition, thanks to our large warehouse in Hanau, we are able to deliver quickly and efficiently throughout Germany.

Inpro-Simka equipments are compatible with hydrogenated vegetable oil

At Inpro and Simka we have extensive experience in offering energy solutions for data centres with liquid fuels, such as HVO, as our equipment is 100% compatible with this biofuel:

Data centres increasing use of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO)

Inpro bets on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) on its products

Research study certifies that Inpro manufactures 100% HVO-compatible equipment

Germany wants to lead the use of HVO

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