Advanced Biofuel for Diesel Engine Use
Biodiesel is America's first Advanced Biofuel, and meets the demands of the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard. That means over its life cycle, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 86% compared to petroleum, and it yields at least 5.54 units of energy for every unit invested. Domestically produced, it is a reliable, renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement fuel that:
- Reduces U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum
- creates high quality green collar jobs right in our home state
- improves our environment
Biodiesel is made from common agricultural coproducts and byproducts such as soybean and other natural oils (after processed for food uses), and even from reclaimed (waste) vegetable oils. It is not raw vegetable oil.
The biodiesel production process is not unlike petroleum refining in concept. Vegetable oil (a by-product from the food industry) is put through a specific process: It is first cleaned thoroughly, then is chemically processed via transesterification (like refining), whereby glycerin is separated out. When the process is complete, the resulting pure biodiesel is independently tested to ensure it meets the strict quality specifications of ASTM D6751, just as petroleum fuel must meet its ASTM specifications.
Pure biodiesel can then be blended at any percentage with traditional petroleum oils. Typically blends range between B-2 (2%) and B-20 (20%). Even in very low blend ratios, biodiesel improves the petroleum it is blended with, by adding lubricity, and allowing for better combustion. Guardian Fuel & Energy uses the same locally produced ASTM biodiesel in our BIOHEAT® blend for heating and our BioDiesel® blends for transportation uses. We like BioDiesel® blends so well, we have used it exclusively in operating our delivery fleet since 2006! We get more power under load, quieter, smoother engine operation, lower emissions, and improved mileage with BioDiesel®, and no black smoke!
People often wonder if their BioDiesel® exhaust will smell like French fries! Probably not. The fuel smells more like linseed oil. Because it burns more completely, the exhaust has fewer unburned hydrocarbons - the black smoke you are used to seeing will now look lighter. The smell will be lighter, too. That's more evidence of fewer unburned hydrocarbons escaping. If you spend a lot of time on excavating equipment, you might have experienced "diesel headaches" from a long day of work. That's from breathing all those hydrocarbons, and they're toxic! You'll find relief in BioDiesel®
- No conversion or retrofitting of your existing diesel fleet
- Improve the lubricity of today's ULSD, resulting in less engine wear
- Increase fuel mileage
- Keep filters and injectors clean
- More power under load
- Lower emissions, lighter exhaust
- Improve the environment and your company image
- BioDiesel is truly your drop-in fuel solution
Wouldn't you like a drop-in renewable fuel that improves your company's bottom line, with no investment in new equipment, for the same price as conventional petroleum fuel?
Leading vehicle manufacturers Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Volkswagen and John Deere all certify their diesel vehicles to run on biodiesel blends. Engine
manufacturers Caterpillar, Cummins, and International all have added biodiesel blends to their fuel specifications.
Visit www.biodiesel.org/using-biodiesel/oem-information for a complete list.
Competitive Price Better For Your Fleet Better For You!
Remember, biodiesel is a true diesel fuel! Any diesel engine can operate on biodiesel blends! If you'd like more information about how BioDiesel can benefit your vehicle, equipment, or fleet, please Contact Us for more information.