Mercedes-Benz Switzerland has approved the use of the alternative fuel FAME (biodiesel). The release concerns the engine variant of the straight six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM 471 in the power ratings 420 and 450 hp.hensechszylinder Mercedes- Benz OM 471 in den Leistungsstufen 420 und 450 PS.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH is working together with the Styrian plant manufacturer BDI - BioEnergy International AG and international research partners - on behalf of the European Commission - on improving the sustainability in the life cycle of biodiesel.
On 16 January 2015, the kick-off meeting for the ENER/C2/2013/628 tender "Improving the sustainability of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME - Biodiesel)" took place in Brussels. Representatives of the European Commission and the project consortium set out the first steps to investigate and evaluate key measures to improve the sustainability of biodiesel production in the life cycle.