Shell FuelSave Diesel


Save fuel by up to 3%1 – by helping prevent the build of injector deposits

Reduce maintenance – by lowering the risk of filter plugging, preventing corrosion in the engine and keeping it clean

Reduce your company’s environmental impact – by helping lower vehicle exhaust CO2 emissions and black smoke2

Increase operating hours – by helping to speed up refuelling thanks to reduced foaming


Injector nozzles: Prevents deposit build up

As heavy-duty diesel engines get older, carbon deposits can build up on the injectors, adversely affecting spray pattern and also the combustion process. Shell FuelSave Diesel is formulated with a special detergent to prevent further deposit build-up. This enables your engine to burn  fuel more efficiently and, in turn, your fleet to run longer per tank.

Engine: Prevents corrosion

Fuels are not naturally corrosive, but rust can form on metal parts when water and oxygen are present. Shell FuelSave Diesel is designed to protect critical fuel system components and storage tanks from corrosion.

Fuel: Keeps it free from moisture

The dehazer enables good water separation thus helping to ensure that the fuel in the storage tank can be kept free from moisture.

Fuel filter: Reduces risk of plugging

Microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi can develop in diesel tanks. They produce a thick sludge that can clog your fuel filter. The advanced formulation in Shell FuelSave Diesel enables good water separation and reduces microbial growth. This helps you in your efforts to do proper housekeeping that prevents storage problems and downtime due to fuel system failures like filter plugging.

Fuel tank: Reduces foaming when refuelling

Diesel fuel has a natural tendency to produce foam, which takes up tank space and slows down the refuelling process. Shell FuelSave Diesel is designed to reduce foaming and allow a full tank refill, with cleaner handling and less risk of spillage.

Exhaust: Helps lower CO2 emissions and black smoke2

Higher fuel consumption naturally leads to higher engine exhaust COemissions. Also, poor combustion can result in partially burnt fuel being emitted from the exhaust as black smoke. Shell FuelSave Diesel is designed to promote more efficient combustion, which can help save fuel3 and in turn reduce exhaust CO2 emissions and black smoke2.

1Over the lifetime of the truck/vehicle. Based on internal test results under normal operating conditions produced by on-road heavy-duty diesel engines using Shell FuelSave Diesel versus regular diesel without fuel economy formula. Savings may vary by truck/vehicle, driving conditions and driving style.
2In heavy-duty engines up to and including Euro III.
3Without fuel economy formula.

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Biodiesel (or FAME) is a type of diesel fuel that is made from vegetable or animal oil rather than fossil crude oil. FAME stands for Fatty Acid Methyl Ester and is produced via a chemical transformation of vegetable oils (e.g. rapeseed, soy) into their corresponding esters. Until that transformation (called transesterification) takes place, cooking oils and other vegetable oils are simply the feedstock for biodiesel production. As such they are unsuitable for use as fuels in modern diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used in neat form or as a blend component at different levels that can be used in many heavy-duty diesel engines.* Customers who use products with bio content in heavyduty vehicles, particularly at levels higher than 10%, need to be aware that some properties of biodiesel are different to those of conventional diesel. This warrants certain changes in the way fuels with higher bio concentrations are stored and handled.

* Vehicle manufacturers’ advice should be sought before running vehicles on neat biodiesel (or blends higher than the typical market level).


  • Lower “well-to-wheel” CO2 alternative to conventional diesel and a step towards alternative industrial fuels.**
  • Helps diversify the liquid road transport and industrial fuel pool.
  • Helps to improves energy security – particularly when domestic raw or waste materials are used which are produced sustainably.
  • OEMs generally accept biodiesel blends up to B7 as part of the European specification for diesel fuel, EN590, ASTM D6751 or equivalent.
    ** Depends on several factors, such as how the raw materials are produced.



Shell only sources biodiesel from reliable suppliers. In Hong Kong, biodiesel (B100) is converted from locally collected waste cooking oil and grease trap oil as well as feedstocks imported from other countries. Product Quality is checked by an independent 3rd party laboratory.
Learn more about Shell’s approach to biofuels at


Fuels products that leave a Shell refinery are tested for compliance with relevant specifications to ensure fitness-for purpose.


In Hong Kong, the Shell Tsing Yi depot is licensed by the HK Fire Services Department to store B100 and blend it into B5. Upon receipt, the depot checks its certificate of analysis as well as its density, conductivity and visual appearance before allowing the product to enter our tanks. Automated in-line blending ensures thorough commingling of biodiesel with regular diesel to ensure the correct mix ratio which is crucial to optimum engine performance. Additional quality checks and best product housekeeping and management practices are used throughout the storage and blending process to ensure that at all stages the product remains in optimum condition.


Shell Commercial Fuels provides its customers with high quality fuels that are fit-for-purpose and meet relevant specifications. B5 customers benefit from professional fleet delivery, stringent loading & unloading procedures and further in-tank quality checks to ensure product meets specifications.

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