OEM Support for B20 Reaches All-Time High
(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) 2012 is proving to be another big year for biodiesel in a number of ways, but possibly one of the most exciting areas of growth has been the number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supporting the use of B20 in their vehicles and equipment. So far in 2012, 10 more OEM brands have been added to the list of manufacturers supporting B20 or higher blends in at least some of their equipment. With these new additions, now more than 77 percent of the overall U.S. diesel vehicle market supports B20, a 17 percent increase over last year.
… It should also be noted that all major OEMs selling diesel equipment in the U.S. support at least B5 and lower blends, provided they are made with biodiesel meeting ASTM D6751specifications. Most OEMs are also recommending use of a BQ-9000 supplier.
For a complete detailed listing of OEM position statements on biodiesel, as well as the current U.S. diesel vehicles list, visit: www.biodiesel.org/using-biodiesel/oem-information. READ MORE