How To Reduce Emissions On A Diesel Truck

If you are due an MOT or a on a carbon reduction plan, the question of how to reduce emissions on a diesel truck can be perplexing.

One simple way to do this is by using HVO fuel instead of normal white diesel along with sensible driving and allowing the engine to cut when waiting at traffic lights.

How To Reduce Emissions On A Diesel Truck

Another solution is to consider an Opti Combustion upgrade of your vehicle’s pistons where racing technology makes the engine’s pistons burn the fuel more completely with lower exhaust temperatures and opacity. Economy up and emissions down!

Offering great fuel economy and easy low-down torque, it’s not surprising that diesel vehicles are used every day and replacing them with EV battery trucks can be troublesome.

Modern diesel trucks have a DPF (diesel particulate filter) to combat soot and smoke from combustion, catalysts to reduce exhaust pollution, and urea (AdBlue) SCR catalysts for reducing nitrous oxides. With all this in the equation, you could be forgiven for thinking we’ve done enough with the thorny issue of air pollutants!


How To Reduce Emissions On A Diesel Truck

But what about the fuel itself and the way the prime mover burns it? Standard EN 590 white diesel has low sulphur and includes 7.25% FAME biodiesel, this is a natural product cracked as part of refining crude petroleum.

This process entails variability, soot when burning, the characteristic Sulphur aroma and blue colour smoke and waxing fuel filter clogging has also been reported. The plethora of after treatment devices, and AdBlue is designed to combat the ecological shortcomings of the fuel and reduce the pollution that using it brings. So why not consider changing the fuel?

How To Reduce Emissions On A Diesel Truck

Because HVO fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is synthetic diesel fuel and is made from waste products, it offers a great option for how to reduce emissions on a diesel car when used instead of white diesel.

Miscible with normal diesel, HVO can be mixed with DERV and used in any diesel truck. It reduces the net greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%.

HVO is consistent and clean burning offering reduction in NOx and far lower PM and soot levels. It is not going too far to say that you barely need a DPF.

The standard to which our HVO diesel complies is BS EN 15940 and as it is a FAME and fossil free diesel made from 100% ISCC certified waste feedstocks that are hydrotreated, it is a very stable in long term storage and cold weather.

HVO has found strong support from names like DAF Trucks, Volvo Penta, Cummins and MTU among other OEM’s and can be purchased for fast delivery on this link.