Chino, California – A new cooperative agreement between J.B. Hunt Transport Services and SunEco Energy could lead to the trucking company becoming a significant purchaser of biodiesel made from algae.
The fuel is produced from natural algae oil using SunEco Energy’s proprietary technology. The two companies conducted a series of successful tests, which found that mixtures of 20 and 50 per cent algae oil blended with petroleum diesel measured an 82 per cent reduction in particulate emissions, with no loss of power.
“We are very pleased that J.B. Hunt, a leading transportation company, took the steps to test our fuel in their trucks and are taking further steps to become a leader in the use of renewable fuels,” said Dan Gautschi, chairman and CEO of SunEco Energy. “The SunEco technology has been in development for over five years, with an operating pilot facility over the past two years which has allowed us to continually produce barrels of oil rather than beakers, enabling us to provide oil for tests in a variety of applications.”