Cummins Approves Unblended Renewable Diesel In All High-HP Engines

Renewable diesels used must meet EN15940 standards (European/CEN standards).

Cummins has announced that all of its high-horsepower industrial engines are approved for use with unblended parafinnic fuels (EN15940). Renewable diesels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO, aka “biodiesel”) included. The approval applies to all high-HP engines for all applications, including 19L-95L series, V903 series, and ACE models.

This includes all industrial engines currently in the field in those series are included and can be run on 100 percent biodiesel or mixes with traditional petroleum-based diesel. With no modifications required. Renewable diesels used must meet EN15940 standards (European/CEN standards).

“As we work alongside our customers toward a carbon neutral future,” said Gary Johansen, Vice President, Power Systems Engineering, Cummins, “bridge solutions like alternative fuels are critical in decarbonizing existing equipment. Approving unblended renewable diesel use in all high horsepower engines is one more step on our path of continued innovation to help our industrial customers reduce their carbon footprints while upholding performance and reliability standards.” 

The full model list of engines included in Cummins’ announcement: QSK19, K19, QSK23, QST30, QSK38, K38, QSK45, QSK50, K50, QSK60, QSK78, QSK95, V903 and ACE for all industrial segments.

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