Nov 7, 2010

2011 Ford diesel truck engines fully compatible w/ biodiesel blends

Ford's new and improved 2011 Power Stroke®  V-8 turbocharged diesel engines are tested and approved to run on B-20 biodiesel.


The new engine design has performance improvements across the board in comparison to older heavy duty diesel engine models. Even more exciting is the news that this engine has lower overall emissions + greater flexibility in fuel choices with the capability of running B-20 biodiesel blends at high performance levels. To put it simply, It's a whole lot of truck with decreased environmental impact.


This increased biodiesel application in the new heavy duty engines increases biodiesel's use in industrial applications and passenger vehicles. This is an encouraging sign because vehicle and engine manufacturers hold a responsibility to biofuels enhancement as an on-road & off-road vehicle fuel of the future. We don't have much say in how an engine is built, but we can have the buying power to choose what type of fuel source we want to operate it with. After market modifications can always be made, but those usually come with downtime & significant costs to the consumer.

Biodiesel's natural ability to blend with petroleum diesel in any percentage is simple and beneficial common ground for engine manufacturers and consumers. I've personally met hundreds of die-hard B-20 drivers at the station who use and can attest to the performance & choice that B-20 has already given them. It's not just an easy way to go green, it's a proven way to get the job done.


I love the fact that Ford is promoting their new engine with a new Power Stroke® B20 emblem directly on the trucks. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this is next year's models.


Links:
Ford Media Page w/ full engine info
Ford's green technology website
National Biodiesel Board 
Edmund's review: 2011 Ford Super Duty
Ford's 2011 Super Duty website 

7 comments:

used bucket trucks said...

The use of biodiesel is also going to take care of the environment which is going to be very essential for the coming days.There is already such a huge lot of air pollution that many millions are suffering with ill health.

fleet maintenance mississauga said...

Prices of gasoline are high and always goes up and down. On the other hand, this a good start for using biodiesel, hope there this soon be followed by cars and motorcycles.

Irene_J said...
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Irene_J said...

FINALLY I've been waiting for this kind of news from ford for years. I've always preferred ford trucks overall but their engines always dissappoint. This is exciting news. Round Rock Powerstroke Diesel Performance

Paul Cohello said...

This is exciting. I wonder they're using ford diesel parts that are already used in diesel trucks, or is this all new technology and design?

Sammy Smith said...

Biofuels are the wave of the future. South New Jersey Ford has a great selection of ford trucks. I love what they have to offer.

Jackson Leavitt said...

I love ford trucks! I think that I will buy one this year, I just have to keep saving up for one. I have seen a company called Geiser Ford, close to my home so I think I'll check that place out.