Maxol Ireland Announces Roll-Out Of New Low-Emission Biodiesel

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Maxol Ireland Announces Roll-Out Of New Low-Emission Biodiesel

Maxol Ireland has announced the introduction of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a second-generation biofuel, to selected forecourts nationwide.

The move, made as part of the company’s greener vehicle mobility strategy, aims to lower emissions.

Produced from renewable feedstocks, including non-edible vegetable oils, used cooking oils, and residual fat fractions, Maxol hvoPRO reduces carbon emissions by up to 90%, compared to regular diesel.

Since early April, eight sites across Maxol’s network have offered Maxol hvoPRO.

These include M3 Mulhuddart and Turvey, in Dublin, and Coolshannagh, in Monaghan.


In Northern Ireland, it includes Mallusk and Townparks, in Antrim, Eglinton, in Derry, and Ballymore, in West Belfast.

The forecourt in Tannaghmore, on the A26 from Antrim to Ballymena, also sells hvoPRO.

Maxol aims to add the HVO fuel to more sites later this year.

The Fuel

The company produces the fuel through a hydrotreating process, similar to the production of regular biodiesel.

However, unlike biodiesel, HVO undergoes a hydrogenation process, which improves its quality and performance characteristics.


Maxol hvoPRO is compatible with most new (Euro 5 and 6) diesel engine vehicles, without modifications required.

Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer hopes to have 30% of its fleet running on the new fuel by the end of May.

It plans to then increase this to 50% by early 2025.

This move aligns with Maxol’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint across various aspects of the business.

The chief executive of the Maxol Group, Brian Donaldson, said, “Maxol hvoPRO underlines our commitment to customer choice and is a key element of our strategy to be a leading provider of greener fuels in Ireland.


“We are hugely focused on mobility innovation, and this includes providing lower-emission fuels and EV-charging solutions for our private motorists, [and] fleet and fuel card customers.”

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