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Vegetable oil esters (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters, FAME), also called "biodiesel", are increasingly available as a blending component in diesel fuels. Volvo Penta accepts the same FAME content as in major on-road fuels EN 590 and ASTM D975; i.e. today up to 7%, without any specific additional service requirements. Please contact your Volvo Penta Dealer for futher information.
For engines produced after 1 Jan 2009 Volvo Penta accepts, with specific service requirements,
• max 30% FAME blend (FAME component in accordance with EN 14214 and diesel fuel in accordance with EN 590)
• max 20% FAME blend (FAME component in accordance with ASTM D6751 and diesel fuel in accordance with ASTM D975)