Biofuel: Renewable fuel for your engines and generators

So-called biodiesel is made from bio-sourced and mainly plant-based raw materials, which means that it is renewable.

Some biofuels are 100% renewable:

  • B100: biofuel made from plant oils, such as rapeseed.
  • HV0100: biofuel made from plant oils, used oil or animal fat.

A proportion of between 7% and 20% of FAME-based (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) biodiesel is already contained in traditional diesel fuels. These fuels are respectively called B7 and B20.

Find out more in our webinar and the presentation we made in May 2021.

Today, the acceleration of the strong growth of biofuels can be explained by three factors:

  • More demanding regulations,
  • A will to reduce our environmental footprints,
  • Taxes on non-road diesel.

Biofuels are an effective means of cutting CO2 emissions. Thanks to a carbon balance that is reduced by 50% to 60%, they enable users of diesel engines to meet the first targets of their energy transition project.

What is B100 ?

B100 is a diesel biofuel that is 100% biodiesel. It is made from vegetable oils, such as soybeans, rapeseed or animal fats. It can be used in diesel engines to replace petroleum diesel. The B100 is considered cleaner and more environmentally friendly than fossil diesel because it emits less greenhouse gases and particulate matter. It is also biodegradable and less toxic than fossil diesel.

However, it is important to note that the B100 can cause compatibility and performance problems in certain situations, so it is important to check the compatibility with your engine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

What is HV0100 ?

HV0100 is a biofuel made from rapeseed oil that is used to power diesel engines. It is also known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) or renewable diesel. HV0100 is a second-generation type of biofuel, meaning it is made from non-food raw materials, such as agricultural waste or algae, rather than food crops. It is considered as a drip fuel, which means it can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It has similar properties to fossil diesel and can be mixed with fossil diesel in any proportion.

It is considered as a more sustainable option than first-generation biofuels because it does not compete with food production and has a lower carbon footprint than fossil diesel.

Why choose biofuel to power your engines and generators ?

There are several reasons why biofuels such as B100 and HV0100 can be chosen to power your engines and generators:

  • For environmental benefits: Biofuels can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels. Because biofuels are made from renewable resources, their carbon footprint is much lower.


  • Energy security: Biofuels can help reduce a country’s dependence on foreign oil and increase energy security.


  • Technical feasibility: B100 and HV0100 can be used in existing diesel engines and generators without modification, making the procedure easy and cost-effective to implement.


  • Low-carbon Transportation: Biofuels can play a key role in reducing the carbon footprint of the transportation sector, which is a major contributor to greenhouse gases


  • Sustainable use of resources: B100 and HV0100 can be manufactured from a wide variety of raw materials, including agricultural waste, this can reduce the amount of waste generated and help use resources that would otherwise be wasted.