17 June 2008 21:50 [Source: ICIS news]
“Biodiesel adds lubricity to the fuel, which is beneficial in many circumstances, particularly as sulfur and aromatics are removed from the fuel. Biodiesel … burns cleaner with less particulates and smoke emissions” than normal diesel, said Ray Good, engine applications manager for Case.
The company, part of Amsterdam, Netherlands-based CNH Global NV, said it would approve the use of a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel in more than 85% of its vehicles.
In June 2006, it approved the use of B5 biodiesel blends.
CNH said its three construction equipment subsidiaries made $5bn (€3.25bn) in sales last year. The company declined to break the figure down between subsidiaries or release sales volume numbers.
Case sells heavy construction equipment in more than 150 countries.
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