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HVO Fuel - Case Study

Friday, Jul 7, 2023

exploring renewable fuels...

Although not the standalone solution for reducing global CO2 emissions, Volvo Penta have proven that paraffinic renewable fuel sources like hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) are able to  play a meaningful role in helping reduce fossil fuel reliance. This is particularly true of many privately owned leisure boats, which, unlike car and truck engines, are unable to be easily converted to some of the new and emerging electric energy technology systems. This is primarily due the limiting size and weight of the batteries required to power many larger boats over a meaningful distance.

From exploring use of renewable fuels and fuel cells, to influencing new designs of vessels towards increased sustainability, Volvo Penta is a global leader in innovative sustainable solutions and technologies at sea. In parallel to developing hybrid, fully electric and alternative fuel solutions, Volvo Penta are focused on changes that can be implemented today. This includes sustainable technologies that allow boats powered by conventional combustion engines to use paraffinic renewable fuel sources like HVO.

Having approved the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel – neat or blended with conventional diesel – Volvo Penta have demonstrated how the use of HVO fuel can help reduce CO2 emissions without any reduction in performance or range. To learn more about the economical operation of Volvo Penta engines how Volvo Penta have been using HVO 100 as a sustainable future fuel alternative please navigate to and search Volvo Penta HVO 100 or follow the website link below.

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Transparency. Respect. Trust. Not afraid to push the limits and explore new possibilities. Founded by boating fanatic Don Morton, boat owners and heavy machinery operators have trusted Don Morton Power & Propulsion - at Sea and on Land, for decades. Located at Kilkenny in the western suburbs of Adelaide, we are less than 30 minutes from the boating precincts of Glenelg, North Haven and Port Adelaide with direct access to the major traffic routes which service the north and south of the State. 

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Volvo Penta has an extensive network of 3 500 dealers supporting our marine and industrial customers around the world. From Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and beyond your local Volvo Penta Dealer is there for you. Download the App Store iOS Volvo Penta Dealer Locator, Navigate using the Quick Links below to find you closest local Volvo Penta dealer or scan the QR Code embbedded in the page header banner.

Volvo Penta Oceania Dealers in South Australia:  

Don Morton Marine
Trading as Don Morton Power & Propulsion
Authorised Volvo Penta Centre
70 Humphries Terrace, Kilkenny SA 5009
Phone: (08) 8347 0011

Anthony Squire Diesel Services
35 Woodlands Terrace, Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: (08) 8277 1825

Ashbrook Diesel Pty Ltd 
14 Elizabeth St, Port Macdonnell SA 5291
Phone: (08) 8738 2028

Can Do Marine 
38 Chatfield Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556
Phone: (08) 8823 3025

Sawley's Auto and Marine 
33 Kennett Street, Kadina SA 5554
Phone: + 61 0412 532 984

West Coast Diesel Service 
32 St Andrews Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606
Phone: (08) 8682 1753

Volvo Penta Oceania Centres in Australia:   

Don Morton Marine
Trading as Don Morton Power & Propulsion
Authorised Volvo Penta Centre

70 Humphries Terrace, Kilkenny SA 5009
Phone: (08) 8347 0011

Aqua Power Marine
9 Hi Tech Place, Seaford VIC 3198
Phone: (03) 8796  3900

Ches Power Group 
Barrington Street, Bibra Lake WA 6163
Phone: (08) 6144 3111

Williamson Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565
Phone: (02) 9605 5522

Alexandra Place, Murarrie Queensland 4172
Phone: (07) 3890 7615

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