Biodiesel Fuels

The Environmental Protection Agency's new on-highway heavy diesel engine emissions regulation [PDF - 425 KB] requires Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) to redesign products and components, or release new model vehicles into their manufacturing operations.

In addition, these vehicles require special, low ash engine lubricants, and the use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel which contains less than 15ppm sulfur. The OEM's positions on potential issues associated with the use of fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives in these new vehicles are discussed in the documents below.

GSA encourages government vehicle owners and operators to familiarize themselves with, and remain aware of, the recommendations in the OEMs’ owner/operator manuals provided with each vehicle to ensure that vehicle warranties are not affected.

Fuel Additives and Biodiesel Derivations Issues
Description Name Format Size
Blue Bird's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. Blue Bird PDF 34 KB
Ford Motor Company's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. Ford Motor Company PDF 27 KB
General Motors's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. General Motors PDF 78 KB
Mack Trucks position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. Mack Trucks PDF 55 KB
DaimlerChrysler's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. DaimlerChrysler PDF 163 KB
Freightliner's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. Freightliner PDF 28 KB
International Trucks position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. International Trucks PDF 20 KB
Volvo Powertrain's position on potential issues with fuel additives and/or biodiesel derivatives. Volvo Powertrain PDF 55 KB
Last Reviewed 2016-05-26