Fuels, the first distributor in Padua that sells only Hvo biodiesel

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They are Hvo biodiesel, that is hydrogenated vegetable oil, a hydrogenated vegetable fuel made from waste products such as used oils or fats of natural origin, capable of reducing vehicle emissions by up to 90%. This is what can be found in the Costantin petrol station in Merlara (Padua), the first Italian service station to distribute only HVO100 branded biodiesel for diesel cars from Monday 27 November. However, unleaded unleaded petrol will remain.

Network for biodiesel

For Costantin, a fuel sector company from Borgo Veneto (Pd), this is a choice aimed at promoting the ecological transition in the transport sector. To date, there are 24 Costantin service stations where HVO is present, including that of Merlara. The turning point towards this biofuel began in 2022 to create the registered trademark HVO100. Now it becomes a network of biodiesel distributors, which the company aims to expand to a network in which other fuel brands can also join. The HVO100 project will be presented in the next few days by Costantin at the “Oil&nonOil” fair, in Verona from 29 November to 1 December 2023.

Lower price for Hvo

«At a time when international attention seems to be entirely on electric, we believe it is important to give a second life to the traditional fuel sector, through a truly ecological alternative», explains Luca Cavatton, head of the HVO100 project within Costantin . «We believe in it and for this reason we have decided to sell HVO in our distributors at a price much lower than traditional diesel. We did this to send a strong message both to the final consumer and to sector operators. We want to be an active part in the ecological transition process for our sector. There are alternatives to traditional systems, we must have the courage to push them, they overcome the skepticism that exists around these products”.

959 million in turnover

Costantin is a company founded in 1967 in Santa Margherita d’Adige (Padua). It closed 2022 with a turnover of 959 million, directly serving more than 20 thousand customers, including individuals and companies, with home delivery of the product and having a network of over 100 own-brand service stations spread across Northern Italy. It has 98 employees and 500 employed people. In 2022, 650 million liters of liquid fuels were sold and 100 thousand tonnes of LPG were sold, a notable increase compared to previous years.

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