Hino Trucks OK’d for B20 Biodiesel

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Hino Trucks USA, Novi, Mich., said on July 12 its cabover trucks in Classes 4-5 and conventional trucks in Classes 6-7 have been approved to use up to B20 biodiesel.

B20 biodiesel fuel is a blend of 80% petroleum diesel fuel and 20% biodiesel, with soybean or canola oil commonly used as the biodiesel base.

All 2011 and 2012 model-year cab-over-engine and conventional trucks powered by Hino’s J-Series engines are approved to use biodiesel B20 blends that contain biofuel blend stock compliant with the standards of ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials.

B20 biodiesel meeting these standards also is approved for use in Hino’s new diesel-electric hybrid cabover, due to enter the market late this fall.

Trucks built by Hino, a Toyota Group subsidiary, before 2011 are approved to use B5 biodiesel.