Ford authorized Transit vans with vegetable oil

Ford authorized Transit vans with vegetable oil

February 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

You can use biofuels on conventional Transits with EcoBlue turbodiesel

Ford has approved the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as a fuel on the Transit / Tourneo Custom vans with a 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel. The HVO blend is a renewable fuel that consists of used vegetable oil and other by-products used for cooking.

Ford emphasizes that switching to HVO instead of a traditional diesel engine helps to clean the exhaust and improve air quality. Compared to fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 90 percent; moreover, less nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are released when HVO organic biowaste is burned.

Ford’s European commercial vehicle division notes that HVO can be mixed in the fuel tank with a conventional diesel engine in any proportion, and this will not lead to reliability problems. Transit owners with a 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo diesel can refuel with biodiesel without having to upgrade the engine and fuel system of the vans. HVO fuel is resistant to freezing temperatures and can be used in winter at -37` С.

An alternative to traditional fuel is also sought in Formula 1: after five years in the “royal races” more environmentally friendly push-pull power plants that run on artificially synthesized gasoline can become mandatory.