Biodiesel

  • Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured from a diverse mix of feedstocks, including recycled cooking oil (UCO), and animal fats. It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that will reduce dependence on foreign petroleum, and improve our immediate environment.

  • Biodiesel is a clear liquid, without an unpleasant odour or handling characteristics, and virtually the same viscosity as mineral fossil diesel oil.For this reason, it can be used in a standard diesel engine without additional modifications. It can also be blended with petrodiesel to improve the quality of the latter.

  • Biodiesel is made through a chemical process which converts oils and fats of a natural origin into fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), commonly referred to as B100.

  • Biodiesel blends are a mixture of biodiesel and petroleum diesel, commonly referred to B20 (20% blend), B5 (5% blend), B2 (2% blend). When blended it does not require modifications when used in a diesel engine.

  • Biodiesel has reduced exhaust emissions compared with petroleum diesel fuel and has a lower toxicity compared with petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel is safer to handle than petroleum diesel fuel.

  • ​​Biodiesel quality is governed by ASTM D 6751 in the USA and EN14214 in Europe 

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