Volvo Trucks Introduces Expanded Range of Biodiesel-Powered Models

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Volvo Trucks has announced an expansion of its biodiesel-powered truck models, reinforcing its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles. The new range includes models that can be powered entirely by biodiesel B100, offering an immediate solution for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector.

The expanded lineup of biodiesel-compatible models includes the Volvo FL, FE, FM, FMX, FH, and FH16, with engine sizes ranging from 5 liters to 17 liters. This development aligns with Volvo Trucks’ strategy to provide a broad array of renewable fuel options, addressing the diverse needs of its global customer base.

Jan Hjelmgren, Head of Product Management and Quality at Volvo Trucks, highlighted the importance of this initiative: “Our customers are asking for solutions to reduce their carbon emissions, and renewable fuels are an attractive option – it’s simply an efficient way to reduce CO2 from transport here and now.”

Biodiesel offers a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, with a “well to wheel” decrease of between 30% and 70% compared to traditional diesel fuel. This reduction varies based on the raw materials used in the production of biodiesel. By offering trucks that can run on biodiesel, Volvo Trucks is enabling its customers to take immediate steps towards lowering their carbon footprint.

Volvo Trucks already boasts one of the industry’s most comprehensive ranges of renewable fuel options, including biodiesel, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO), and biogas. The addition of more biodiesel-compatible models further solidifies the company’s leadership in sustainable transport solutions.

The use of biodiesel is one of three key pillars in Volvo Trucks’ decarbonization strategy. The other two pillars are battery-electric and fuel cell electric technologies. This multifaceted approach is crucial for meeting Volvo’s ambitious goal of ensuring all its trucks sold by 2040 have net-zero emissions.

Volvo’s current range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks supports a variety of fuels, including diesel, biodiesel, HVO, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and electricity. This diverse fuel compatibility allows Volvo to meet the varying needs of different markets and customers around the world.

Biodiesel, also known as Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME), is produced from vegetable oils like rapeseed oil and meets the Euro 6 emissions standards. This non-fossil fuel is not only environmentally friendly but also relatively easy to produce, making it a practical option for reducing transport-related emissions.

In addition to biodiesel, Volvo Trucks’ diesel engines are certified to run on HVO100 fuel, a biofuel derived from materials such as vegetable oils and waste products. This certification ensures that Volvo’s engines are versatile and capable of running on multiple types of renewable fuels.

As Volvo Trucks continues to expand its range of renewable fuel options, it encourages customers and stakeholders to explore the detailed specifications of its biodiesel-compatible models using the company’s online truck builder tool. This tool provides comprehensive information to help customers make informed decisions about sustainable transport solutions.




Source: LULOP

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