Commercial truck OEMs approve use of B20 biodiesel

  • 25-Jul-2011 08:18 EDT
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B20 biodiesel meeting ASTM standards is also approved for use in Hino Trucks’ recently announced diesel-electric hybrid cab-over due to enter the market late this fall.

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group company headquartered in Novi, MI, that assembles Class 4-7 trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. are two of the latest OEMs to approve the use of up to B20 biodiesel for their commercial trucks. All 2011 and 2012 model year cab-over and conventional trucks powered with Hino’s proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use B20 blends that contain biofuel blend stock (B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751 and blended fuel compliant to ASTM D975. Hino trucks built prior to MY2011 are approved to use B5 biodiesel. Isuzu Commercial Truck also has confirmed that all of its new MY2011 and forward diesel engines, including in its four N-Series truck models and the new Isuzu Reach commercial van, are compatible with use of up to 20% biodiesel blends. “Now more than 60% of manufacturers in the U.S. market approve the use of B20 or higher blends in at least some of their equipment,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe.

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