Deutz AG last week announced it has for the first time released engines that meet exhaust emissions standard IIIB for use with biodiesel. By releasing its exhaust emissions standard Stage IIIB TCD 6.1 L6 and TCD 7.8 L6 models, including SCR exhaust aftertreatment and 2000 bar injection system, for use with 100 percent EN 14214 biodiesel, the company meets growing customer demand for alternative fuels.
Following extensive field tests, conducted in collaboration with the Union for the Promotion of Oilseeds and Protein Plants, to validate the suitability of biodiesel, this represents the first release in Europe of standard production Stage IIIB engines for use with biodiesel.
Deutz points out that only biodiesel conforming to the DIN EN 14214 specification must be used. Deutz recommends that its customers in Germany should also assure themselves of the quality of the biodiesel by obtaining a certificate from the AGQM (Biodiesel Quality Assurance Working Group).