Potential of Biodiesel in the Commercial Vehicles Sector Revealed
(Biofuels International) A recent survey among vehicle manufacturers shows that the widespread use of biodiesel in the commercial vehicle sector is ‘technically possible’, according to the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM).
AGQM, along with the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and the Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB) has published an approval list for operations with biodiesel (B20/B30/B100) of large engine and commercial vehicle manufacturers. According to a statement announcing the list, many trucks, buses and ‘mobile machines’ are now approved for higher blends of biofuels.
Among the vehicle and large diesel engine manufacturers covered in the survey were Caterpillar and Zeppelin. The updated approval list shows which engine and vehicle types are approved for the use of biodiesel.
With the mineral oil industry tending to market B7 biodiesel blends, Stephen Arens, managing director of UFOP, suggests the list reveals untapped potential. READ MORE