Biodiesel Properties, Standards and Use

The interest in biodiesel as an alternative transportation fuel stems mainly from its renewable, domestic production, its safe, clean-burning properties, and its compatibility with existing diesel engines. Biodiesel can be blended with petroleum diesel in any percentage. The percentages are designated as B1 for a blend containing 1% biodiesel and 99% petroleum diesel, B20 for … Read More

Biodiesel Application

Biodiesel can be used in pure form (B100) or may be blended with petroleum diesel at any concentration in most injection pump diesel engines. 1. Distribution Since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, biodiesel use has been increasing in the United States. In the UK, the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation obliges suppliers … Read More

Biodiesel Blends Introduction

Blends of biodiesel and conventional hydrocarbon-based diesel are products most commonly distributed for use in the retail diesel fuel marketplace. Much of the world uses a system known as the “B” factor to state the amount of biodiesel in any fuel mix: * 100% biodiesel is referred to as B100 * 20% biodiesel, 80% petrodiesel … Read More