PACCAR, which designs and manufactures trucks, is learning to help the environment with biodiesel blends in its engines, giving more than 100,000 trucks the potential to run 12 billion cleaner miles annually.
“PACCAR’s support underlines that biodiesel is the single best carbon-mitigation strategy out there; with widespread support across all diesel applications, we are perfectly positioned to deliver even more cleaner burning biodiesel into the marketplace," National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe said at the recent Biodiesel Conference & Expo. "The U.S. biodiesel industry has invested over 20 years of research and development activity to provide the highest quality biodiesel fuel for the marketplace, and today we recognize PACCAR for taking the initiative to endorse B20 biodiesel blends for use in your equipment.”
Jobe presented PACCAR with the Eye on Biodiesel “Initiative Award” for the new PACCAR MX-11 engine. All model years of its MX-13 engine, both legacy models and new equipment, are now approved for use with B20.
"PACCAR is pleased to earn the Eye on Biodiesel Award while we are expanding PACCAR’s engine line of B20 compatible engines," Landon Sproull, PACCAR's assistant vice president, said. “Our new B20 compatible PACCAR MX-11 engine is available in Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks beginning in January 2016, joining our highly successful MX-13 engine. ... Increasing our support level from B5 to B20 biodiesel blends provides more choice and value to PACCAR’s customers.”