Biodiesel

Biodiesel:

  • Provides similar performance to conventional diesel fuel
  • Contains the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel
  • B20 is designated as an alternative fuel
  • Safest fuel to handle and store: flash point minimum 200°F
  • Excellent lubricity qualities, biodegradable and non-toxic
  • Ultra low sulfur content, tier 1 and Tier 2 testing completed
  • Decreases EPA targeted emissions

Biodiesel is defined as the mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from renewable sources. It is typically produced through the reaction of a vegetable oil or animal fat with methanol in the presence of a catalyst to yield glycerin and biodiesel (chemically called methyl esters). Biodiesel is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency as a pure fuel or as a fuel additive and is a legal fuel for commerce.

It is a renewable fuel which can be used in neat form or blended with petroleum diesel for use in compression ignition (diesel) engines, and its physical and chemical properties as it relates to operation of diesel engines are similar to petroleum based diesel fuel.

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