Mack Trucks has approved use of renewable diesel fuel in all its engines after truck and engine testing that showed it reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, as well as decreased maintenance costs.
The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company said renewable diesel was similar to conventional biodiesel and derived from biomass feedstocks, including animal fats and oils. However, unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel fuel is produced using a different process and maintains physical properties and performance similar to petroleum diesel, meeting the same ASTM D975 standard.
“As the availability and customer requests for renewable diesel fuel increase, we worked to ensure its compatibility with our engines,” Stu Russoli, Mack highway and powertrain products marketing manager, said in a statement. “This approval gives Mack customers who seek to reduce their environmental footprint an additional choice when it comes to alternative fuels.”