Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Fleets By Using B99 Biodiesel.
Mark Fitz joined the Clean Cities Coalition Mindful Mobility Tech Talk series for their High GHG Reductions webinar to speak on the benefits of B99 and how fleets can begin decarbonizing their emissions today!
On September 28th, 2022, three representatives were invited to speak on how they are not only saving large amounts of energy but are also having a big impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
B99 Biodiesel reduces CO2 footprint of a 105,500 GVW truck and trailer by more than half at a lower cost than petroleum diesel.
How Can I Utilize B99 or B100 in My Own Fleet?
Star Oilco uses The Vector System developed by Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies. The Vector System is the only EPA-compliant biodiesel engine system and upgrades any medium or heavy-duty engine to operate on 100% biodiesel. It can be installed in as little as 12 hours. Learn more about The Vector System by contacting Optimus Technologies here directly or by reaching out to Star Oilco locally.
Star Oilco’s Field Test
Star Oilco has fielded the Optimus Technologies system on our 105,500 GVW truck and trailers. Star Oilco began with a single Freighliner truck and trailer operating a Cummins ISX as a trial. This truck’s typical route was approximately 305 miles round trip from Portland, Oregon to Grays Harbor, Washington. This run is from Star Oilco in Portland, Oregon to the Grays Harbor REG Biodiesel plant and back to the Portland terminals for delivery of this product.
Over the last year and a half this truck has performed amazingly well, the only maintenance concern is swapping the fuel filters more regularly with every oil change. Mileage and power difference are negligible as noticed by drivers or our Elog system. On a few occasions a loss of power was experienced requiring an in between service fuel filter swap.
Follow the links below for more information on B99 Biodiesel and Star Oilco’s field test of the Optimus Technologies System:
B99 Biodiesel As A Heavy Duty Fuel
Biodiesel As A Heavy Duty Low Co2 Solution
This event is part of the Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition’s Mindful Mobility Tech Talk series. A series designed to educate and expand on the evolving trends in fleet technology relevant to fleets seeking to decarbonize their miles travelled.
If you missed this event and would like to see the slides follow this link.