B20 Biodiesel powers land speed record

This is not your granddady’s diesel pickup truck. The Hajek Motor’s Ford F250 Super Duty powertrain truck recently broke the land speed record for diesel vehicles on the Bonneville Saltflats–then they filled ‘er up with Biodiesel B20, turned around, and broke the record again!

The previous speed record was set by a BMW motorcycle at 130 mph. The Hajek Ford F250 had slight modifications to upgrade the fuel injectors, fuel system, and turbocharge, but was otherwise mostly stock. Running petroleum diesel, the truck reach over 177 mph, but with biodiesel B20 they smashed the record, reaching speeds over 182 mph.

Depending on the feedstock, biodiesel delivers greater energy density than petroleum diesel. According to the National Biodiesel Board, the B20 used by Hajek was produced by a Missouri biodiesel plant and purchased and donated by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.

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3 responses to “B20 Biodiesel powers land speed record

  1. Are those speeds in MPG or MPH?

  2. Thanks Brendan – MPH all the way.

  3. It is truly amazing to know how Biodiesel can change things for the better and even break records. In our line of work (grease collection Texas), we understand the importance of used cooking oil being a main ingredient in the production of Biodiesel. We are glad to be one of those who collect and transport waste oil to recycling facilities who then process it so they can provide the general public with Biodiesel that powers record breakers! Congratulations!

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