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Biodiesel is a liquid fuel derived from vegetable oils, or animal fats, which consists of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids (or fatty acid methylesters). It has fueled diesel engines since they were invented by Rudolph Diesel in the late 1800’s.

How Will It Benefit My Business?

Biodiesel is domestically produced, clean-burning and renewable. Compared to petroleum diesel, it’s a homerun. While the United States relies heavily on foreign import for our petroleum consumption, biodiesel is produced right at home and is used in the conventional diesel engines.

In other words, simply swap out the fuel and you can use the same vehicles and trucks you’re using now, only without the same harmful emissions. Not only that, but studies show it can even help with fuel lubricity, meaning your engines will run better, longer. Finally, biodiesel is safer to handle, store and transport—largely because it is significantly less combustible than petroleum diesel.

BioDiesel Resources

Resources for more information on this fuel

BioDiesel Basics

Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease.

Industry Status Report

Experimentation to identify new fuels has lead to several emerging alternative fuels which are under development or already developed.

Benefits and Considerations

Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, improves air quality and the environment, and provides safety benefits.

Laws and Incentives

State and federal governments enact laws and provide incentives to help build and maintain a market for biodiesel fuel and vehicles.

BioDiesel Fueling Stations - Infrastructure Development

Hundreds of biodiesel fueling stations are available in the United States

Biodiesel Case Studies

See how this alternative fuel is working in the industry.

BioDiesel Fueling Stations - Locations

Hundreds of biodiesel fueling stations are available in the United States

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