Original air date August 17, 2022

Understanding HVO fuel in gensets

Generators can run on many different fuel types, but what role does Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil play for gensets? Learn about the benefits of HVO fuel.


From hospitals to data centers, diesel generator sets ensure a continuous flow of power, even if the grid fails or natural disasters occur. Yet, with the changing energy landscape and a focus on more sustainable solutions, what kind of future is there for this incredibly robust and reliable technology?

In this session, you will be introduced to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel and its environmental impact on the traditional diesel-powered generator system. A comparison of sample test results will be made showing how the fuel performs versus diesel fuel. The presenters will also explore the case to be made for HVO as a fuel for the future in reciprocating engines.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an overview of liquid fuel options for generators.
  • Understand what HVO fuel is and its potential impact.
  • Review examples of genset test results comparing HVO to diesel fuel.
  • Discuss the pros and cons for the use of HVO fuel in generator sets.

Presented By:
Brian Ponstein, 60Hz Stationary Product Manager, Rolls-Royce Solutions America Inc.
Jens Engelhardt, Sr. Manager, Development Engineering, Rolls-Royce Solutions America Inc.

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology


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