Blending scrimpy amounts of ethanol and biodiesel into existing gasoline and diesel stock, respectively, has produced today's common E5, E10, B5, and B10 fuels. But the push for denser biofuel blends gains ever more momentum, and Hino trucks has announced its 2011 and 2012 model year Class 4-7 commercial trucks will be able to reliably consume B20.

Unless you live in a biofuel-progressive country like Brazil, B20 is already considered a top "green" fuel benchmark. Equipped with Hino's J-Series diesel engines, the Class 4-7 cab-over and conventional trucks can help reduce the United States' dependency on foreign petroleum imports by using more locally sourced fuels. Hino's new diesel hybrid cab-over, on sale this fall, will happily accept B20 too.

"It is our strong commitment to design and assemble trucks that are at the forefront of environmental friendliness and that help to reduce our overall dependency on foreign oils," said Glenn Ellis, Hino Trucks' vice president of marketing and dealer operations. "By offering the class 4 and 5 market a diesel-electric hybrid cab over that can use up to B20 biodiesel, our customers now have an option for a commercially acceptable alternative fuel truck."

Source: Hino Trucks