Kubota Tractor Corporation announced Wednesday its decision to approve of the use of B5 biodiesel fuels in its some of its diesel-powered products.
The company tested the use of American B5 biodiesel, which consists of 5% biodiesel and 95% petroleum diesel, and found that it met the necessary requirements. In order ensure quality, Kubota says biodiesel fuels or blends should be bought from a BQ-9000 producer.
Most biodiesel fuels are used in a blended-petroleum format and are derived from vegetable oils.
"Kubota is committed to environmentally sound practices and the support of renewable, agriculturally based products used in fuels — as we continually work at increasing energy efficiencies within our industry," says Tetsuji "Mike" Tomita, President, Kubota Tractor Corporation. "Kubota believes strongly in the efficiency and high performance of the diesel engine and approves the use of B5 biodiesel fuels.