Case Construction Equipment recently announced approval for the use of B20 blends (20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel) for more than 85 percent of its construction equipment. In June 2006, Case became the first construction equipment manufacturer to approve the use of B5 blends.
“Case is proudly leading the construction industry to help lower customers’ fuel costs and make a positive impact on the environment,” said Jim Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment, North America. “Using biodiesel to power Case equipment reduces our dependence on foreign oil and increases our U.S.-based energy production. Plus, biodiesel has the potential to save customers money.”
Biodiesel, which is produced from vegetable oils or animal fat derived from renewable resources, is used in various processed mixes with standard petroleum diesel. This alternative fuel is credited with having the ability to lower exhaust emissions and help reduce dependence on imported oil.
“Biodiesel adds lubricity to the fuel, which is beneficial in many circumstances, particularly as sulfur and aromatics are removed from the fuel,” said Ray Good, engine application manager, Case Construction Equipment. “Biodiesel has a higher Cetane number and burns cleaner with less particulates and smoke emissions. It is also fully biodegradable and nontoxic.”
Source: Case Construction Equipment