Yanmar Engines Will Run on Biodiesel*
Yanmar Marine has endorsed the use of B5 Biodiesel in its diesel engines.
The eco-friendly diesel alternative has been approved for use across Yanmar’s recreational marine line.
Compared to standard diesel, B5 Biodiesel can help reduce greenhouse gases and particulate matter, also known as soot. The fuel is 95 percent standard diesel with a maximum of 5 percent biodiesel.
For information, visit www.yanmarmarine.com
*Further to this announcement, the following caveat was noted:
Launer Urges Caution on Biodiesel
In the June BWI Journal, Supporting Member News, there is a short piece stating that Yanmar has approved B-5 bio-diesel for its engines. There should be a large caveat included in this.
Yanmar has only approved B-5 in certain models of their engines, and only when these engines have been modified for that type of fuel.
In addition, Yanmar states that biodiesel blends can adversely affect certain metal, rubber, and plastic components of the fuel supply and return sys-tems. Biodiesel-compatible components must be installed so that this deterioration and damage does not occur.
Unless all these conditions are met, the custom-ers will lose their engine warranty.
I think that this is an important FYI for the members.
Donald Launer, contributing editor,
Good Old Boat Magazine
Source: BWI Newsletter (Boating Writers International) July 2008