Caterpillar launch biodiesel for machine fleet

Caterpillar has launched the use of biodiesel for its fleet Demonstration and Learning Centre in Malaga.

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Caterpillar has launched the use of biodiesel for its fleet Demonstration and Learning Centre in Malaga.

The machine fleet at the Malaga Demonstration and Learning Centre will use B20 with the benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as carbon monoxide and particulate matter by up to 20%. B20 is composed of 80% petroleum diesel mixed with 20% biodiesel derived from vegetable oils.

Most Cat machines and diesel engines can use B20, and off-road machines with a Caterpillar C7 engine or larger can use B30.

 

With model job sites to show Caterpillar machines at work and a legendary three-hour full-line demonstration, this 84,000m2 facility supports a fleet of 70 machines and ten large diesel engines that consume approximately 230,000 litres of fuel per annum. By using 46,000 litres of biofuel in 2008, the site will reduce its overall emissions and promote the use of alternate fuel sources.

Richard Garstin, manager of the Malaga Demonstration and Learning Center said: "We're leading by example as we receive over 12,000 visitors at Malaga each year and most of them attend a product demonstration. The use of biodiesel is a great opportunity to do our part in leveraging sustainable development business principles and setting a positive example for our customers."

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