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Title: Biodiesel Basics

Abstract

This fact sheet (updated for 2017) provides a brief introduction to biodiesel, including a discussion of biodiesel blends, which blends are best for which vehicles, where to buy biodiesel, how biodiesel compares to diesel fuel in terms of performance, the difference between biodiesel and renewable diesel, how biodiesel performs in cold weather, whether biodiesel use will plug vehicle filters, how long-term biodiesel use may affect engines, biodiesel fuel standards, and whether biodiesel burns cleaner than diesel fuel. The fact sheet also dismisses the use of vegetable oil as a motor fuel.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1398874
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5400-70127; DOE/GO-102017-5048
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biodiesel; biodiesel blends; Clean Cities; National Biodiesel Board; renewable diesel; alternative fueling station locator; ASTM standard D6751; ASTM D975; ASTM D746

Citation Formats

Putzig, Mollie. Biodiesel Basics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Putzig, Mollie. Biodiesel Basics. United States.
Putzig, Mollie. Wed . "Biodiesel Basics". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398874.
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year = {Wed Oct 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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