Baudouin’s Green Revolution: Embracing HVO Compatibility for a Sustainable Tomorrow

October 2, 2023

Jamie Beal

At Baudouin, we've set our sights on a sustainable future by embracing alternative fuels.

Selection of Baudouin HVO compatible engines 6M16, 6M21 and 6M33.

Selection of Baudouin HVO compatible engines 6M16, 6M21 and 6M33.


We are thrilled to announce that our esteemed M series engines are now fully compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) when it adheres to EN15940 standards*.

Unlocking the Power of HVO: A Greener Choice for Engine Performance

HVO, sourced from renewable origins, holds the promise of enhancing engine performance while reducing our environmental footprint. By opting for HVO, you unlock a plethora of benefits:

1. Smoother Operation and Prolonged Engine Life: HVO’s exceptional combustion properties translate to smoother engine operation and less wear on critical engine components. This not only results in improved overall performance but also extends the service life of our engines, providing lasting value.

2. Mitigating NOx and CO2 Emissions: In a world striving to combat climate change, HVO takes center stage. It boasts a substantially smaller carbon footprint compared to conventional diesel. When consumed, HVO emits fewer carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere, actively contributing to a cleaner environment and global climate change mitigation.

Testing Our Engines with Global Recognized Brands

To ensure that our engines perform at their best with HVO, we have rigorously tested them in collaboration with globally recognized brands. This dedication to testing and quality assurance guarantees that our engines seamlessly adapt to HVO, delivering optimal performance and reliability.

Baudouin Engines: A Sustainable Force Across Diverse Applications

Beyond the performance-enhancing benefits, HVO compatibility with Baudouin engines reverberates across various sectors, reinforcing sustainability in each application.

1. Agriculture: Nurturing Sustainability on Farms

In agriculture, where engines power irrigation systems and machinery, HVO-compatible Baudouin engines present a sustainable solution. Reduced NOx and CO2 emissions promote cleaner air, while the extended engine life ensures that farming equipment remains efficient and dependable for years to come.


A HVO engine agricultural application. A crop sprayer in a field of potatoes.

A HVO engine agricultural application.


2. Power Generation: Reliability Meets Environmental Responsibility

Baudouin engines have long been synonymous with reliability in the power generation industry. Now, with HVO compatibility, they exemplify environmental responsibility too. Power plants, especially those in remote areas, can confidently rely on HVO as a renewable fuel source, reducing their carbon footprint without compromising on energy supply.


A HVO engine green energy application. An anaerobic digester.

A HVO engine green energy application.


3. Data Centers: Sustaining the Digital Age

As data centers become increasingly vital, the demand for reliable power sources soars. HVO-compatible Baudouin engines emerge as ideal choices for data center applications. They offer energy efficiency, emissions reduction, and unwavering reliability, ensuring data centers remain operational during grid outages while actively contributing to sustainability targets.


A HVO data centre application.

A HVO data centre application.


The versatility of HVO-compatible Baudouin engines is virtually limitless. They open doors to emerging applications in renewable energy projects, including biofuel power plants and off-grid solutions. These engines are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future across innovative sectors.

*Our HVO-compatible engines, including the 6M16, 6M21, and 6M33, have been meticulously engineered to seamlessly work with this eco-friendly fuel option. While they have not undergone extensive HVO testing, their design prioritizes compatibility. It’s important to note that HVO may result in slightly higher fuel consumption compared to conventional diesel, primarily due to its expected lower power density. Therefore, analyzing the fuel composition before evaluating engine performance is advisable.

Together, let’s drive transformative change for our planet, setting the stage for a more sustainable and eco-conscious world.