Major equipment manufacturers and fleets on the move with clean fuels
Joining the panel of experts at the Clean Fuels Conference in Tampa included Joel Feucht, vice president & general manager for Caterpillar's large reciprocating engine business. Feucht said: “At Caterpillar, we’ve long recognised the value of sustainable biodiesel and other renewable fuels to our customers who have prioritised the decarbonisation of their operations.
“In fact, CAT diesel-fueled power solutions have enabled operation on B20 biodiesel blends and various hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel products for more than a decade. With the increasing availability and adoption of renewable fuels, we’re committed to expanding our product and service offerings to help equipment owners further capitalize on the benefits they offer.”
As part of a Vehicle Technology Showcase at the Clean Fuels Conference, these featured equipment manufacturers and fleets are displaying a wide variety of vehicles and industrial equipment that supports the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel.
While B20 has been the industry norm for more than a decade and can be used in the majority of diesel vehicles without modification, many fleets are now looking beyond B20 to further accelerate their decarbonisation efforts.
B100 reduces carbon emissions by more than 70%, and Clean Fuels Alliance America member company Optimus Technologies has engineered a system that allows fleets to capitalise on those benefits and run their heavy-duty vehicles on B100 even in the harshest conditions.