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Biofuels

Fuel Quality

  • For fuel to be sold as biodiesel it must meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard D6751. This specification covers biodiesel fuel blend stock, B100 for use as a blend component with diesel fuel. Find out more.


Vehicle Fuel Costs

  • Biodiesel is cost competitive with traditional petroleum diesel fuel. Source: U.S. Department of Energy.
     
  • Biodiesel blended fuel demonstrates similar fuel economy as petroleum diesel fuel. Source: National Biodiesel Board.
     
  • Biodiesel’s higher lubricity content reduces engine wear and improves component life, which tends to lower maintenance costs. Source: Crimson Renewable Energy.


Engine Fuel Performance

  • Biodiesel provides the highest energy balance of any alternative fuel.
     
  • Biodiesel offers significantly improved lubricity.
     
  • Biodiesel demonstrates similar fuel economy, horsepower and torque as petroleum diesel.


National Biodiesel Board has also created numerous fact sheets pertaining to the usage of biodiesel.

Source: National Biodiesel Board.

 

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