MAN testing B100 trucks with onboard mixing unit

MAN Latin America said this week it has given three customers in Brazil trucks that feature dual-fuel technology which can blend biodiesel on board the vehicle.

man.jpgThe trucks, part of the company’s Constellation line, include two separate tanks, one that handles traditional diesel and a second which accepts B100, or 100% biodiesel. An electronic onboard system monitors the parameters for the use of biodiesel and adjusts the fuel supply as needed. This allows the truck to continue operating in areas where biodiesel not meeting European DIN EN 14214 standards is not available, MAN said in a press release.

“It is important to develop products that are adapted to the respective market. This is the only way to achieve sustainable solutions internationally,” said Yvonne Benkert, CSR manager of the MAN Group.

The trucks can run on B100 or pure diesel, depending on the availability of fuel and the current requirements of the application. In Brazil, the use of 100% renewable raw materials for fuel is common and can cut CO2 emissions by up to 90%, MAN said.

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