WBA news

2023 April 28

Decarbonising HDVs with higher biodiesel blends

On the occasion of the 1st B+ Summit, a diverse group of more than 50 organizations has decided to sign the B+ Manifesto on Decarbonising Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) with higher biodiesel blends. The B+ Manifesto emphasizes the need to decarbonise the existing HDV fleet in the most cost- effective way, and highlights the potential of all green fuels to achieve this goal.

WBA is a signatory to the manifesto

Download the manifesto here: Link

The document was officially launched at the B+ Summit, the first European conference dedicated to higher biodiesel blends. It calls on policymakers to put in place a regulatory framework that respects technology neutrality and differentiates between CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and emissions from biogenic fuels. It urges policymakers to consider vehicles powered by carbon-neutral fuels as equivalent to battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, and to allow higher blends of green fuels, particularly in dedicated and captive fleets.

The B+ Manifesto underlines the potential of green fuels to contribute to the circular economy, promote the bioeconomy, and reduce reliance on imported fuels. It also recognizes the role of the internal combustion engine, particularly the diesel engine, when running on renewable and zero-emission fuels.

Download the press release here: Link