Hino Trucks approved to use up to B20 biodiesel

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Hino Trucks announced that its complete product line of Class 4-5 cabover and Class 6-7 conventional trucks now are approved to use up to B20 biodiesel. All 2011 and 2012 model year cabover and conventional trucks powered with Hino’s proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use biodiesel B20 blends that contain biofuel blend stock (B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751, and blended fuel compliant to ASTM D975. B20 biodiesel meeting these standards also is approved for use in Hino’s newly announced diesel-electric hybrid cabover due to enter the market late this fall.

“It is our strong commitment to design and assemble trucks that are at the forefront of environmental friendliness and that help to reduce our overall dependency on foreign oils,” says Glenn Ellis, vice president of marketing and dealer operations for Hino Trucks. “By offering the Class 4 and 5 market a diesel-electric hybrid cabover that can use up to B20 biodiesel, our customers now have an option for a commercially acceptable alternative fuel truck.”

Hino trucks built prior to the 2011 model year are approved to use B5 biodiesel. All biodiesel fuels used in Hino trucks must be purchased from a fuel handler licensed under BQ9000. For more information on qualifying biodiesel locations, go to www.bq9000.org.