Kubota Tractor Approves B5 Biodiesel

Posted on November 2, 2006

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) said it has approved the use of "B5" biodiesel fuels globally in specified Kubota diesel-powered products. The approved blends of biodiesel fuel for use in Kubota diesel-powered products range up to a B5 blend that consists of 5% biodiesel and 95% petroleum diesel.

Kubota said it has tested and approved the use of American B5 biodiesel fuel as a blend component that meets the minimum requirements provided by the American Society of Testing and Materials, Standard ASTM D6751 specifications. The petroleum diesel fuel base must meet ASTM D975 specification. To ensure quality, biodiesel fuels or blended fuel should be purchased from a BQ-9000 accredited producer, the company said.