Cummins to use HVO biofuel in Performance Series engines

Cummins has approved the use of HVO biofuel for its full off-highway Performance Series engine line-up (3.8 to 15 litres). 
Ancillary Equipment / February 28, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The Cummins Stage V Performance Series engine line-up
The Cummins Stage V Performance Series engine line-up

The off-highway power and technology company says that this update, combined with the recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration stating the production of HVO biofuel could double by 2025, is positive news for carbon-conscious consumers in the off-highway sector.

“HVO is a low carbon solution that enables customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while using their current equipment,”  said Jeremy Harsin, Cummins off-highway marketing director. “It can be supplied through the same infrastructure as conventional diesel, making it easy to use.”

Often referred to as renewable diesel or green diesel, HVO is obtained by processing lipids such as vegetable oil, tallow, or used cooking oil. It is claimed to deliver up to a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel ‘from well-to-wheel’, and is sulphur-free and oxygen-free. Cummins states that HVO biofuel requires no engine modifications for it to be used, with little impact on service intervals. 

“We understand that customers are looking to find ways to improve the sustainability of their businesses," said Harsin. "Using equipment installed with our latest ultra-clean and efficient Performance Series engines, powered by renewable fuel is a simple, and cost-effective step.” 

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