Biodiesel Now Available!!
Now available in full truckload quantities only:
Biodiesel (B20) Clear and dyed
What is Biodiesel? Who uses Biodiesel? Benefits of Biodiesel (B20 blend) De-mystifying Biodiesel Myth #1-Biodiesel results in fuel mileage loss Myth #2-Biodiesel use is not approved by Engine Manufacturers
What is Biodiesel?Biodiesel is a clean-burning, renewable fuel made from vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled cooking oil and greases Biodiesel is used primarily as a ULSD blendstock in levels ranging from 2% (B2) to 100% (B100) Biodiesel is produced via a chemical reaction between a fatty acid and methanol - called transesterification All Biodiesel fuel must meet the ASTM D6751 specification
Who uses Biodiesel?Department of Defense Municipal, State, County Fleets Mining Agriculture Marine Commercial Trucking Consumer Vehicles WHOLESALE FUELS-in our own trucks!
Benefits of Biodiesel (B20 blend)Price savings-so far anywhere from 3 to 7 cents/gal Improved lubricity within the fuel system Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% Cetane number-48.7 (Carb is 48.6)
Myth #1-Biodiesel results in fuel mileage lossB100 is about 8% less energy dense than neat diesel. On a B20 blend, the difference would be about 1.6% versus neat diesel. However, the broader market in California is already using B5, so the difference between that and B20 would be even smaller. At such low marginal variances, other “real-world” factors have more influence on overall efficiency. The information that we have on efficiency and mpg is mixed. Theoretically, from a molecular energy standpoint, B20 has approximately 1.6 % less energy than petroleum diesel fuel (NREL Guidelines, page 16). B100 has roughly 8% less energy per gallon than #2 diesel fuel. At these levels, there is a larger difference in HOW a person drives that will have an impact over the fuel. Other “real-world” studies find no differences or even improvements to fuel economy with using B20. A recent Purdue University study found no difference in fuel economy for B20 compared to #2 ULSD for fleets tested over a total of 1.5 million miles. Some believe that the solvency effect that higher blends of biodiesel have on a fuel system can actually help to clean and improve the efficiency of an engine.
Myth #2-Biodiesel use is not approved by Engine ManufacturersAlthough vehicle manufacturers don’t warranty fuel, rather just their own parts and workmanship, from coast to coast nearly all now formally support B20 (20 percent biodiesel). More than 78 percent of the diesel vehicles coming off production lines today are approved for use with B20. Notably all of Detroit’s Big Three Automakers—Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler—have supported high biodiesel blends for nearly a decade. Among U.S. heavy-duty truck segments, which account for more than 87 percent of actual diesel fuel usage, every major engine manufacturer supports B20 in their new engines except for Daimler’s Detroit Diesel, which remains at B5. Specifically, the new PACCAR MX-11 engine and all model years of its MX-13 engine, both legacy models and new equipment, are now approved for use with B20. PACCAR diesel engines are sold in heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates in North America. Peterbilt and Kenworth already support B20 in their medium duty truck models (PX-7 and PX-9 engine equipped), and PACCAR’s latest change means there are now a total of nearly 1 million Peterbilt and Kenworth medium- and heavy-duty trucks approved for running cleaner and greener B20 biodiesel blends.