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Eurowag has opened the first HVO100 biofuel station in its network in the Czech Republic. CO emissions2 reduces CO emissions by up to 90%

HVO100 biofuel can now be refuelled at the Jihlava Truck Park service station on the D1 motorway.

Eurowag has opened the first HVO100 biofuel station in its network in the Czech Republic. CO emissions2 reduces CO emissions by up to 90%

Prague, 6 March 2024 - Eurowag, a leading provider of integrated road transport solutions in Europe, has opened a new self-service petrol station offering HVO100 near Jihlava. HVO is produced purely from renewable sources, can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%1 and can be refuelled into most diesel vehicles without any intervention, with no change in consumption. 

It is the ability to start reducing emissions immediately - besides the fact that HVO100 reduces CO2 emissions, it has a negligible effect on particulate matter and nitrogen oxides emissions compared to diesel - that is the biggest advantage of the fuel that Eurowag offers on its  first station in the country. HVO100 is a drop-in fuel, making it much easier for hauliers to reduce emissions. It eliminates the need for costly investments in new fleets.

 "More and more hauliers and their customers are looking for ways to reduce emissions from commercial road transport. Our newly opened truck refuelling station offers an immediate and highly efficient solution. HVO100 is a fuel that is operationally fully comparable to fossil diesel, thanks to a unique chemical process that makes it significantly different from traditional biodiesel. We believe that after overcoming the initial misleading stereotypes, it will quickly find its way to decarbonise the operations of many transport companies," said Eurowag founder and CEO Martin Vohánka

Interest in HVO100 is growing

The new petrol station is located on the D1 motorway near Jihlava (Červený kříž) and was established as part of a franchise cooperation with Nikey. Jihlava Truck Park has thus become part of the Eurowag acceptance network, which currently includes 177 stations in the European Union where HVO100 can be refuelled. This type of biofuel is most widespread in the Benelux and Scandinavian countries. In the future, Eurowag plans to further expand the HVO100 refuelling options and offer them in all of its European truck fleets, of which there are currently around 30. In addition to DB Schenker, several other well-known logistics companies are also interested in HVO100 refuelling.

What is HVO100?

HVO (short for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), or renewable diesel, has the advantage of being a drop-in fuel and achieves approximately 90% greenhouse gas savings when using residues and waste as feedstock. Renewable diesel or HVO is sometimes confused with biodiesel or FAME (fatty acid methyl ester). HVO has a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel. This chemical similarity allows renewable diesel to be used in all diesel engines at up to 100% concentration or blended in any proportion with fossil diesel. Biodiesel and fossil diesel have different compositions and therefore cannot act as a substitute for each other. FAME content above 7% requires engine modification.

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Overall carbon intensity by WTW: diesel (92.1 gCO2/MJ) vs. HVO (7-11 gCO2/MJ), according to the Joint Research Centre, a consortium of the Joint Research Centre (European Commission), Eucar (European Automotive Research and Development Council) and Concacwe (the research arm of the oil industry).

"Around a thousand new diesel trucks are registered every day in Europe, which does not make the path to decarbonisation any easier. But with HVO100, even a diesel truck can be almost completely carbon neutral. Renewable diesel thus enables the commercial road transport sector to reduce CO2 emissions quickly and cost-effectively," says Matthias Maedge, Vice President for CRT Decarbonisation at Eurowag

Eurowag: Decarbonising CRT is not a question of a single technology

Eurowag has long been involved in reducing emissions from commercial road transport (CRT) and is one of the leaders in this area in Europe. Last year, the company opened two new LNG stations in the Czech Republic, expanded its bioLNG offer for customers and continues to focus on electromobility. "Our goal is to offer our customers a complete portfolio of services in the field of clean logistics. We believe that decarbonising transport is not a question of a single technology. The path to achieving climate requires different solutions, from gaseous and liquid biofuels to electric batteries and hydrogen, depending on the specific situation and customer needs," explains Maedge.

For more information on the services Eurowag provides to its customers in the field of conventional and alternative fuels, please visit the company's website. 


EUROWAG has been providing integrated mobility and payment services to international transport companies since 1996. It is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in its field. Its mission is to make the operation of the millions of trucks travelling through Europe cleaner, fairer and more efficient. To this end, EUROWAG offers its customers products and services based on modern digital technologies, ranging from conventional and alternative fuel payments, electric vehicle charging and toll payment, to tax refunds, telematics and navigation, to a range of financial services and advice on clean mobility. In 2021, Eurowag became the only Czech company in history to list on the London Stock Exchange.

Eurowag also supports innovation in philanthropy. As part of the Philanthropy and You project, in which three-quarters of the company's employees regularly participate, each Eurowag employee receives an individual philanthropy budget and complete confidence in the use of money. The project has already inspired several other large IT corporations to do something similar.

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