Biodiesel

Biodiesel Benefits

Biodiesel is an Advanced Biofuel

  • Enhances energy security and diversity - learn more
  • Reduces harmful emissions
  • Supports agriculture
  • Supports rural economies
  • Creates and maintains green collar jobs - learn more
  • Supports protein production

Biodiesel is Easy to Use

Biodiesel Performs  

  • Provides very similar horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage as compared to petroleum diesel fuel
  • Enhanced lubricity as compared to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) offers engine protection with as little as a B2 blend
  • Increased lubricity can keep your engine cooler, running quieter and operating longer
  • Increased cetane aids self-ignition of fuel and allows for easier starting, smoother running engines and reliable operation
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Biodiesel is Sustainable

  • Biodiesel yields a 78 percent reduction in direct lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions compared to petroleum diesel fuel
  • Biodiesel provides more energy than it takes to produce it with a lifecycle energy ratio of 4.5-to-1 energy (compared to petroleum at a 0.8 – 1 ratio)
  • Biodiesel reduces lifecycle emissions 57 – 86 percent
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Biodiesel Reduces Exhaust Emissions

  • Biodiesel is included in Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) standards to meet a portion of the annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) acquisition requirements
  • Biodiesel has been tested by the EPA and passes their Clear Air Health Effects testing requirements

Biodiesel Can Offer Financial and Business Incentives

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