As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, JCB, the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of construction equipment, announced that from Jan. 1, 2007, all JCB Dieselmax engines have been approved for the use of B20 biodiesel (20 percent biofuel).
Currently, the JCB Dieselmax engine powers a range of JCB construction and agricultural machines.
“We are aware that there will be increasing pressure in the future from governments and from the public to use biofuels in all on and off-road vehicles,” Tim Leverton, JCB group engineering director. “Biofuels are a carbon neutral energy source that create lower emissions and are produced from renewable resources. At JCB, this is one of a series of group-wide initiatives aimed at reducing our environmental impact. We are evaluating the use of other biofuels for future use.”
In North America, JCB is headquartered in Savannah, Ga.