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Shell is all aboard with HVO for German trains

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Shell has begun supplying Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to Deutsche Bahn for their rail applications which are not electrified.
This began with the national railway company of Germany’s Sylt Shuttle train.
Shell is also working with Volkswagen and Bosch and other partners to produce renewable low-carbon R33 Blue Diesel and Blue Gasoline for use in existing vehicles.
Both fuels are blended by Shell and contain up to 33% renewable content which helps ensure a reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20 percent per kilometer driven and with compensation of remaining emissions.
“HVO is a fully renewable diesel fuel which meets the requirements of EN 15940 for paraffinic diesel fuels. For this application we source HVO derived from waste and residues,[1] thus not competing with food and feed production,” said Felix Balthasar, manager for Shell Specialty Fuels. “HVO plays a crucial role in helping meet the requirements of customers seeking sustainable fuel solutions without changing of refueling infrastructure or vehicle drive trains.”
R33 Blue Diesel is a high-quality diesel that contains up to 33% renewable content and meets Europe’s EN 590 standard for diesel fuel.
It is technically comparable to a standard diesel fuel that is compatible with traditional drivetrains and existing refueling infrastructure, while also helping consumers to lower their CO2 emissions and meet their carbon reduction targets.
There are already more than 10 public fuel stations for R33 Blue Diesel across Germany giving also the general public access to high quality sustainable fuels.