What is Biodiesel ?
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease. Biodiesel meets both the biomass-based diesel and overall advanced biofuel requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Renewable diesel, also called “green diesel,” is distinct from biodiesel.
Biodiesel is a liquid fuel often referred to as B100 or neat biodiesel in its pure, unblended form. Like petroleum diesel, biodiesel is used to fuel compression-ignition engines. See the table for biodiesel’s physical characteristics.
Biodiesel's Physical Characteristics
|Kinematic viscosity at 40°C||4.0 to 6.0|
|Cetane number||47 to 65|
|Higher heating value, Btu/gal||˜127,960|
|Lower heating value, Btu/gal||˜119,550|
|Density, lb/gal at 15.5°C||7.3|
|Oxygen, by dif. wt%||11|
|Boiling point, °C||315-350|
|Flash point, °C||100-170|
|Sulfur, wt%||0.0 to 0.0015|
|Cloud point, °C||-3 to 15|
|Pour point, °C||-5 to 10|
Who is AS Green Fuels for ?
Green Fuel is beneficial for any user who has a bulk fuel requirement for self-consumption.