New Holland, an agricultural equipment manufacturer, announced today it supports the use of biodiesel
blends up to 20% (B20) throughout Europe on all current production equipment with CNH engines. Fiat
Powertrain, which develops and builds the CNH engine, is in the process of an intensive testing program to evaluate the performance and reliability of engines with higher biodiesel blends. To allow the engines to run reliably on higher biodiesel blends, customers will have to purchase an additional support package. Just as it is a no-brainer for the utilities to support Plug-In hybrids
, it's again a no-brainer for agricultural equipment manufacturers to support the use of biodiesel. If anything, I am surprised an announcement like this did not come earlier.