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Title: Biodiesel Basics (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet 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, 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:
OSTI Identifier:
1136209
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4420
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; BIODIESEL; LIFECYCLE CARBON EMISSIONS; ON-ROAD VEHICLES; OFF-ROAD VEHICLES; BIODIESEL BLENDS; ELASTOMERS; ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER; OEM; ASTM STANDARDS; NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD; CETANE; ALTERNATIVE FUELS DATA CENTER; AFDC; ALTERNATIVE FUEL STATION LOCATOR; LUBRICITY; COLD-FLOW PROPERTIES; CRYSTALLIZATION; FLOW IMPROVERS; FUEL FILTERS; ASTM INTERNATIONAL STANDARD D6751; ASTM D975; ASTM D746