Environment drives trucking sectors interest in biodiesel

By: Jason Whittaker


Biodiesel manufacturer BioMax has recorded strong sales in the trucking sector, indicating that operators are moving towards the renewable blend

Biodiesel manufacturer BioMax has recorded strong sales in the trucking sector, indicating that operators are moving towards the renewable blend in order to reduce emissions.

BioMax's diesel blend, produced from animal fats, canola oil and used cooking oil, has gained increasing interest from freight logistics companies due to its environmental benefits, according to a spokesperson for the company.

"Depending on the type of biodiesel blend used, a switch to biodiesel could save a company between 15 and 75 percent of CO2 fuel based emissions on their sustainability report," the spokesperson says.

As such, biodiesel may loom as an attractive proposition to the transport industry when mandatory greenhouse emissions reporting take effect from July 1.

The transport industry, however, has expressed concern over the effectiveness of biodiesel when compared with diesel. But Peter Edwards, Managing Director of The Victor Smorgon Group – which owns BioMax – says fleet vehicles and trucks currently using BioMax biodiesel are operating as usual.

"Biodiesel functions in the engine much the same way as petroleum diesel maintaining vehicle performance, payload capacity and distance range," Edwards says.

Furthermore, using BioMax biodiesel will reduce air pollution, according to Edwards.

"Biodiesel usage means a reduction of other emissions such as particular matter, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide, all air pollutants under the Clean Air Act," he says.

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