JCB Approves Its Engines For B20 Biodiesel

Posted on January 29, 2007

JCB, the U.K. based manufacturer of mobile equipment, generator sets and diesel engines, has announced that its Dieselmax engines have been approved for the use of B20 biodiesel, which is a formulation of 20% biofuel and 80% petroleum diesel. The Dieselmax engines power a range of JCB construction and agricultural machines.

“We are aware that there will be increasing pressure in the future from governments and from the public to use biofuels in all on and off-road vehicles,” said Dr. Tim Leverton, JCB group engineering director. “Biofuels are a carbon neutral energy source which create lower emissions and are produced from renewable resources. At JCB, this is one of a series of group-wide initiatives aimed at reducing our environmental impact. We are evaluating the use of other biofuels for future use.”