Isuzu Commercial Trucks Inc. Introduces B20 Biodiesel Blends Fuels Isuzu Trucks

January 20, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Green Cars

On a semi-annual event meeting held in Washington, members and officials of the NBB (National Biodiesel Board) proudly applauded the ever popular OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in announcing their support for biodiesel blends (B20) usage. The ICT (Isuzu Commercial truck) Inc., based in America declared that all models of diesel engines for 2011 are B20 or Biodiesel compatible and this includes the N-series models of trucks and Isuzu Reach, which is a commercial van. The newest model are said to be made compatible in using up to almost twenty percent biodiesel blends, which is very efficient and beneficial.  The event is significant for ICT (Isuzu Commercial truck) to be the first famous Asian manufacturer in approving the use of B20 in U.S spec engines for market.

According to Brian Tabel, ICT’s marketing retail manager, the announcement of Isuzu’s support for B20 came from three factors like growing demands of consumers for fuel, cooperative and extensive research projects about biodiesel blends done by Isuzu’s Japan and U.S. engineers  and lastly, improved industry and quality of biodiesel fuel.

Tabel stated that their customers at the ICT in America are requesting for the approval of the B320 usage in the products. Now, due to growing demands, the organization is very happy in making the request a reality thus bringing the biodiesel B20 in capability with the growing U.S. market.

The announcement of Isuzu is yet considered timely because of the ramping up of the industry of U.S. biodiesel in the biggest year ever. There is an expected production of volumes ranging from eight hundred million gallons of the said biodiesel. The rapid ramp up of the production is made in order to meet the requirements of EPA’s RFS-2 (Renewable Fuel Standard) program. The biodiesel is said to contain special mixes of feedstocks in an increasing manner; it is considered a fuel that is produced within a commercial volume scale, which is qualified as the advanced biofuel.

The cost-effectiveness and sustainability of biodiesel are said to be domestically produced with renewable factors, which appeal to the ICT and consider it as an option for a different power train. Tabel added a statement that they are looking for better ways in lessening the environmental footprint and improving the economy of fuel; this way customers will be more benefited in affording fuel efficient B20 vehicle rather than hybrid vehicles, which are expensive. “Biodiesel really make sense” says Tabel.

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