NBB and Cummins Have Some Fun with Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Photo courtesy of Joseph Sanders Photography

National Biodiesel Board Director of Sustainability Don Scott recently joined a group from Cummins Inc. for some high-powered diesel fun.

The crew from Cummins was passing through Missouri while road testing a group of vehicles equipped with Cummins’ recently released R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine. Scott invited them to rev their engines and ride through Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge as they crossed the state, and they took strong interest in his road-tested (and off-road tested) family truckster.

Cummins recently released these 2.8L engines for the aftermarket, which represents the first time Cummins has sold engines specifically for aftermarket conversions. But Scott converted a Jeep Wagoneer ten years ago using a Cummins engine to gain fuel economy and to burn biodiesel instead of gasoline while camping, exploring, and taking family outings.

“I joined NBB, because I wanted to protect the environment, but also because I wanted to do so while driving diesel trucks,” Scott said. “We take our work seriously creating jobs and reducing emissions by growing the biodiesel industry, but every so often we get to have a little fun in the process.”

Watch a short video on the Cummins Inc. Instagram where the roaring diesel engines can be appreciated in full. All new Cummins Engines are approved to run blends of biodiesel up to 20 percent.

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