Biofuels Advantages for Fleet Trucks
It's no secret that the transportation industry is always changing, and one of the biggest concerns in the industry and in today's world is sustainability. To this end, fleet managers and trucking companies are actively seeking eco-friendly alternatives to traditional fossil fuels.
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease. (Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Fuel Basics (energy.gov))
• Must Be Mixed With Diesel Fuel: Most OEMs limit biodiesel content to 20% (with some only allowing 5%) some examples are B20 (biodiesel mixed with 80% diesel) and B10 (biodiesel mixed with 90% diesel).
• Cold Weather Performance: Biodiesel has a higher cloud point than diesel and renewable diesel and as temperatures drop, you will notice a loss in power as the fuel gels. In very cold weather conditions it is recommended to perform checks to determine the optimal biodiesel blend for your conditions.
Renewable diesel (HVO)
Renewable diesel is a fuel made from fats and oils, such as soybean oil or canola oil, and is processed to be chemically the same as petroleum dies
• More Flexibility: Renewable diesel is a replacement for diesel and can be used to fully replace diesel or blended with any amount. Renewable diesel can be made from multiple feedstocks and at plants that also produce sustainable aviation fuel.
• Fewer Emissions: an NREL study found renewable diesel reduced both carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions when compared with petroleum diesel. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Certified Carbon Intensities shows renewable diesel reduces carbon intensity on average by 65% when compared with petroleum diesel.
Can Biofuel be Purchased with a Multi Service Fuel Card?
Yes! The fuel cards we offer owner operators and fleets can be used to purchase biofuels at participating merchant locations.
This isn't about simply fueling trucks. It's also about fueling a sustainable future. Multi Service Fuel Card makes it possible for trucking companies and fleet managers to take a significant step towards reducing their carbon footprint and ensuring their vehicles are efficiently operated.
Truck drivers are empowered to make environmentally responsible choices without compromising on convenience. With each transaction, our fuel cards not only fuel vehicles but also the vision of a more sustainable tomorrow.
Multi Service Fuel card is committed to a better, cleaner, and more environmentally responsible future. To learn more, contact us today.