Direct Oil supports Future Ready Fuel campaign

Sign up to support the Future Ready Fuel campaign.

We’re proud to be part of the Future Ready Fuel campaign: a UKIFDA and OFTEC-run trial to find a sustainable alternative to kerosene. Direct Oil is one of a number of UK-based fuel companies working with the trade bodies to find a low-carbon, renewable fuel that’s compatible with existing heating systems.

Currently, the programme is trialling HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), a sustainable and fossil-free fuel that produces up to 90% lower CO2 emissions* as well as lower NOx and particulate matter.

Though the work of the Future Ready Fuel campaign is still in its early stages, the results are already promising. HVO can act as a drop-in alternative to kerosene, meaning only a few modifications are needed for it to be used in your existing heating system.

Moving towards net zero together

Around 1.5 million UK homes depend on heating oil and most of these homes aren’t connected to the gas network. And many Direct Oil customers own properties with period features that have to be protected, which can make switching to lower carbon heating alternatives like biomass boilers or air and ground-source heat pumps expensive and impractical.

If trials go well, HVO may be available to homeowners as early as 2022. In the meantime, the Future Ready Fuel campaign is looking to gather as much public support as possible. You can sign up to receive regular updates, and learn more about this sustainable option on the campaign’s dedicated website here.

Find out more about low-carbon fuel alternatives

As a division of World Fuel Services, Direct Oil’s operations have been carbon-neutral since 2019, and now we’re playing our part to help people across the country reduce their carbon footprints.

Visit the Future Ready Fuel campaign website to find out more about the future of sustainable heating oil.


*Based on UK Government 2021 GHG conversion factors for scope 1 emissions.

† Direct Oil is not responsible for content on any other websites linked to from this site – the inclusion of any such links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites and you view them strictly at your own risk.

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