In a March 1 press release from Kubota Engine America, the company confirmed that Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels were approved for use in Kubota engines in the U.S.
The press release, which also includes the news that Kubota will showcase its 3.8-liter Hydrogen engine at this year's CONEXPO, stated the following:
"Along with the 3.8-liter hydrogen engine, Kubota announced last year that all Kubota diesel engines in Europe were approved to use paraffin-based fuels that comply with European standard EN15940. This permits the use of gas to liquid (GTL) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels complying with the standard, enabling a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 90% with no engine modifications needed. To expand on this, Kubota is happy to announce that the use of HVO is also approved for use in Kubota diesel engines in the United States. This announcement further underlines the company’s commitment to a carbon-neutral future as HVO and GTL offer a range of environmental benefits compared with more conventional fuels, making it yet another fuel solution."
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