Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 "Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award" during a ceremony at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Fla.

The "I-Awards" represent the biodiesel industry's top honors, and are awarded to companies, groups or individuals who have helped foster understanding, mentor others and encourage broader use of biodiesel fuel.

Hino Trucks was honored in the Impact category by becoming the first manufacturer to support the use of B20 biodiesel blends in a hybrid-electric truck, as well as in its complete product line of Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks.

All 2011 and later model conventional trucks powered with Hino's proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use B20 biodiesel blends that contain biofuel blend stock (B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials D6751, and blended fuel compliant to ASTM D975. B20 biodiesel meeting these standards is also approved for use in Hino's newly announced diesel and diesel-electric hybrid cabovers due to enter the market late this summer.

"Biodiesel, America's advanced biofuel, would not be what it is today without champions and supporters like the Eye on Biodiesel honorees," says Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. "We are proud to recognize these leaders from all facets of the biodiesel industry."