What Fleets Risk by Not Running on Biodiesel
The transportation sector is in a time of great change, and the lower carbon initiative is one of the main driving forces.
Nowhere is that more evident than in how commercial and public fleets power their vehicles. Never before have there been so many alternatives to diesel. Choosing the right fuel — or fuels — can be important to success.
Here’s what fleets miss out on by not picking biodiesel.
A virtually seamless, cost-effective switch — With biodiesel, fleets are often able to use their existing diesel vehicles and fueling infrastructure. It’s also readily available from suppliers, at truck stops and travel centers, so supply is not an issue.
The ability to reduce carbon emissions now — Biodiesel can reduce carbon emissions by up to 88% compared with petroleum diesel, and because of its ease of use and availability, it’s able to reduce carbon emissions now. That immediacy will help fleets meet sustainability targets and help society combat climate change.
A possible advantage in winning bids — Commercial Carrier Journal has reported that lower carbon requirements are starting to show up in RFPs, and as the magazine put it, “biodiesel helps win freight bids.”
The performance benefits — Fleet operators sometimes view alternative fuels skeptically when it comes to performance. There should be no such concerns with biodiesel. Its added lubricity helps to decrease wear on fuel injectors and pumps, its higher cetane can lead to improved engine performance, and use of biodiesel sends less particulate matter through diesel particulate filters. Learn more in this video that takes you inside a diesel engine.
A good return on investment — Biodiesel’s performance and maintenance benefits can help operations. The ability to win bids, meet environmental regulations and improve brand perception by being a lower carbon provider all support a fleet’s operations and therefore should factor in as well.
The Chevron Renewable Energy Group advantage — Why not get all the benefits above and then some by partnering with Chevron Renewable Energy Group? We are a global producer of lower carbon fuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and UltraClean BlenD™. We are committed to excellence, with our fuels exceeding industry standards. We also have in-house experts committed to answering technical questions from customers.
Don’t miss out — Learn more about what Chevron Renewable Energy Group biodiesel can do for you by contacting us at (888) 734-8686 or [email protected].
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