Corporate Express Converts Fleets to B20 Biodiesel
January 28, 2008
Corporate Express US Inc. is now fueling the majority of its delivery truck fleets in Colorado and Kansas with Blue Sun's Fusion B20 biodiesel - an ultra low sulfur fuel featuring 20 percent virgin oilseed-based biodiesel from renewable crops,
and 80 percent petroleum diesel.
This strategic step will significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the company's Colorado and Kansas fleets - a total of 45 trucks. The use of B20 fuel, as compared to using regular petroleum diesel, reduces carbon monoxide by 24 percent, hydrocarbons by 29 percent, particulates by 18 percent and nitrogen oxides by 4 percent, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.
"Because Fusion B20 is a cleaner fuel, we expect that it will help reduce truck engine wear and also improve miles per gallon," said Tim Beauchamp, Senior vice president of Customer Care and Distribution Operations.
"As availability of this high-quality biofuel increase, we will look to transition additional trucks that are able to run on this fuel, to help further reduce emissions from our U.S. fleet," said Beauchamp.