For the past 25 years, the biodiesel industry has garnered unprecedented support from the major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the U.S. market for the use of biodiesel blends in their diesel engines, vehicles and equipment.
The vast majority of the medium- and heavy-duty diesel OEMs support B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum diesel. However, some OEMs remain limited at a B5 approval level, and all OEMs are under pressure to comply with increasingly stringent emissions, vehicle performance and fuel efficiency requirements using conventional ULSD.
Ultimately, OEMs make their product development and production decisions based largely on regulatory requirements and demands from their consumers - the Voice of the Customer is key.
Therefore, there is both a great opportunity and an urgent need for fleets to express their desire and intention to use B20 or higher biodiesel blends in their fleet operations, now and in the future. This will send a strong market signal to OEMs regarding the continued demand for new clean diesel vehicles and the ability to use higher biodiesel blends in those vehicles in order to lower carbon emissions.
We invite you to join your fellow fleet managers and make your voice heard by reviewing and signing on to the following letter, which tells Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to support B20 or higher biodiesel blends in their diesel vehicles.
The letter will be shared with major OEMs, and with key legislators and other policymakers involved with automotive issues. As legislators at the federal and state level formulate policies for the future of transportation, they will look for guidance from industry. Letters such as this can help to educate both OEMs and policymakers about the ongoing need for clean liquid fuels and heavy-duty engines.
If you have any questions, please contact info@CleanFuels.org. Thank you for your support!CLICK HERE to review and sign on to the letter to show your support for the use of B20 Biodiesel Blends in all your diesel equipment.