Kubota diesel engines are designed to be compatible with HVO and GTL fuels, which are 'Drop-In' and require no modifications to the engine or machinery. The fuel is produced from various sources, such as natural gas, coal, vegetable oil, animal and vegetable fats, and its main component is paraffin. GTL technology converts natural gas into liquid fuels, while HVO fuels are synthesized from sustainable raw materials.
By using HVO and GTL fuels, Kubota diesel engines emit lower levels of nitrous oxide (NOx), hydrocarbons, particulate matter, and carbon dioxide compared to conventional fuels. Additionally, these fuels have a longer shelf life than biodiesel, and they offer excellent cold weather and cold start properties. Operators can also mix them with other fuels without compromising engine performance, and there is no need to clean fuel tanks when switching to these fuels.