GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has approved the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines today.
According to Mack, renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from petroleum, but with benefits like reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, as well as lower maintenance costs.
“As the availability and customer requests for renewable diesel fuel increase, we worked to ensure its compatibility with our engines,” said Stu Russoli, Mack highway and powertrain products marketing manager. “This approval gives Mack customers who seek to reduce their environmental footprint an additional choice when it comes to alternative fuels.”
The renewable diesel fuel is derived from biomass feedstocks, including animal fats and oils. It offers several environmental benefits to customers, including reducing particulate matter. Mack added that customers can also save money with renewable diesel fuel, as it requires fewer maintenance costs compared to other alternative fuels.
The addition of renewable diesel fuel adds to Mack’s alternative fuel offerings. The Cummins-Westport ISX12 G natural gas-powered engine is currently available in Mack Pinnacle DayCab model. The Mack LR and Mack TerraPro cabover models also offer natural gas options with the availability of the Cummins-Westport ISL G engine.
Mack Trucks has approved the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. With performance similar to petroleum diesel, renewable diesel fuel delivers additional benefits for customers, including reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, as well as decreased maintenance costs.