Green Diesel Manufacture

Diesel engines, at least in the U.S., are generally associated with trucks that are workhorses.

Diesel engines, at least in the U.S., are generally associated with trucks that are workhorses. Consequently, the notion of “green”—unless said trucks are associated with a landscaping business or perhaps a urban farmer’s market—doesn’t really associate itself with diesels (despite, lest the emails start flooding in from diesel partisans, you take into account the efficiency of the compression-combustion engines, which means that they need to burn less fuel, which is said to be an environmental advantage versus gasoline engines.

ANYWAY. . .it is interesting to note that the Ford Dagenham diesel engine plant in England, where engines ranging from small 1.8-liters to 3.6-liter V8s, has just had its third wind turbine installed. The most-recent is 120-m tall.

P

According to Chris Woolacott, Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre line manager, “The Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre is once again 100% wind-powered.” An increase in production necessitated the additional wind turbine. “Ford’s plant building its lowest-CO2 diesel engines continues to be powered by renewable energy.”

Ford worked with Ecotricity on this project.

With something like renewably based biodiesel, this whole scenario could result in vehicles that are increasingly ecologically beneficial.