Volvo Trucks North America approves use of renewable diesel

By Ron Kotrba | December 09, 2015

After conducting truck and engine lab testing, Volvo Trucks North America approved the use of renewable diesel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines.

“Environmental care is a core value of Volvo Trucks, and we are pleased to offer our customers another alternative fuel choice,” said Frank Bio, director of sales development, specialty vehicles and alternative fuels for Volvo Trucks North America. “Availability of renewable diesel fuel is growing in California and throughout the country. Renewable diesel meets the same ASTM D975 standard for petroleum diesel, making it a true ‘drop in’ fuel.”

Volvo noted multiple benefits to using renewable diesel as a commercial transportation fuel, including reducing particulate matter for pre-EPA 2010 engines, lower maintenance costs compared to other alternative fuels, no warranty risk and lower greenhouse gas emissions.   

On Dec. 1, Volvo Group North America joined 153 other U.S. companies in support of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action.

 

 
 
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