The salvation of diesel will be a reality thanks to Mazda swimming, again, against the current

At Diarimotor we like brands to play their cards differently, and if they all go route A, there should be one that goes route B. That is the case of Mazda, a brand that, once again, swims against the current, and this time it does so with the public enemy of the European Union, diesel. Specifically hand in hand with biodiesela fuel of natural origin that, for the moment, has been applied in competition by the hand of standard diesel engines.

And it is that the Japanese firm has decided to support the Mazda2 with this diesel, a utility that participates in the “ST-Q” category as it is a non-approved car. No, it is not the first time that we have seen Japanese firms set up a competition to, neither more nor less, test alternatives to synthetic fuels with the clear intention of not only taking them to races, but also to the streets in a prudential time.

Mazda wants to save the diesel car, and it will do it with cooking oil and algae

But the high point of this creation is, without a doubt, that it works with conventional diesel engines. That is to say, that although the Mazda2 has undergone modifications in order to face its tests on the circuit, the mechanics animated by biodiesel continues to be the same Skyactiv-D that we already know from the Japanese brand and that, internally, it has not been readapted to be able to function with this new sustenance.

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This means that not only the Mazda2 will be able to run on natural diesel without any change, but also any other model of the brand. Thus, it makes a lot of sense that cars like the new Mazda CX-60 continue to use diesel mechanics, especially when we discover that the Japanese house aims to bring biodiesel to production in 2025.

Specifically, Mazda is already working on applying this fuel in a more powerful diesel engine, tests that will be carried out throughout 2023. But what they have experienced to date leaves a satisfactory result in the hands of “perfect operation”. To this we must add that biodiesel can be mixed with conventional fuels, thus helping to reduce the emissions of these.

This is possible thanks to the use of used cooking oils and fats from microalgae. To be more specific, the latter are from the Euglena species, and are mixed not only with the oil itself, but also with other plants. Be that as it may, the amalgam that biodiesel implies leads to what they have baptized as SUSEOand has the appropriate chemical properties to be classified as diesel by Japanese regulations.

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However, there is a “but”, and this is none other than, for the moment, Mazda only plans to market the biodiesel in Japan. In this way, in 2025 it will go on sale, if everything goes according to plan, in its homeland, although the possibility of it making an appearance in other markets sooner rather than later should not be ruled out for this reason.

And it is that with an electric car that depends on an infrastructure that, depending on the country, works poorly and with a hydrogen car that does not finish curdling, synthetic and natural fuels make more and more sense. Especially when these do not require mechanical changes to be made, being able to turn almost any car into an ecological vehicle.

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