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Old 03-06-2015, 12:23 PM
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Its perfectly safe in any diesel engine, not just mercedes. HVO is chemically identical to #2 and meets the same ASMT D975 specifications, unlike biodiesel. This stuff is not new, its been around for years in Europe.

The reason they only talk about the dangers of biodiesel is because HVO is perfectly safe.
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Daimler AG see a particularly promising potential for fuels based on hydra*ted vegetable oils (HVO), and at a later stage BTL (biomass-to-liquid) fuels. These are fuels whose chemical and physical characteristics are similar to those of high-quality diesel fuel, and which can therefore be used in the highly efficient diesel engines of commercial vehicles. They also reduce the nitrogen oxide and parti*culate content in the exhaust gases. In cooperation with the oil company OMV and two customer fleets (DHL and SSB-Stuttgart), Daimler is now commencing fleet trials of HVO with Mercedes-Benz trucks and Mercedes-Benz buses.
http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-921-657323-1-991463-1-0-0-0-0-0-11702-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0.html

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At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project focusing on fuel from sustainable production. Since mid-2008, 14 series-produced Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses that run exclusively on sustainably produced NExBTL renewable diesel have been in service under everyday conditions in Germany. The vehicles have already covered one million kilometers.

The results from the first year of testing show that the fuel works perfectly in Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses and is tolerated very well by the engines," says Dr. Manfred Schuckert, company strategist at Daimler AG. "This is very important for our customers because the previously used biodiesel from the so-called first generation of biofuels often leads to more frequent maintenance checks, which in turn leads to higher costs for the vehicle operators."
http://www.dhl.com/en/press/releases/releases_2009/other/090609.html
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