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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.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NREL
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V) (Clean Cities)
OSTI Identifier:
1412993
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102017-5048
7784
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biodiesel, blends, B5, B2, B100, B20, ASTM D975, ASTM D7467, cold-flow, clean cities

Citation Formats

None. Biodiesel Basics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
None. Biodiesel Basics. United States.
None. Fri . "Biodiesel Basics". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1412993.
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year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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