Biodiesel Toolkit

Using Biodiesel

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of recycled resources biodiesel is a renewable, cleaner-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification.

Using biodiesel has a variety of benefits for everyday drivers and equipment manufacturers. Because it contains zero aromatics and 11% oxygen, biodiesel burns cleaner, reduces black smoke and reduces toxicity. Biodiesel also has a higher flash point and higher lubricity, making it safer to transport and easier on your engine’s daily wear and tear.

Biodiesel for Original Equipment Manufacturers

While all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the United States support the use of at least B5 biodiesel blends, most also support B20 (a blend of 20 percent biodiesel). Several support up to B100, pure biodiesel.

Buying Biodiesel

Whether you are a petroleum distributor sourcing fuel or an everyday driver looking for clean fuels at the pump, finding biodiesel has never been easier. Thousands of retail stations now offer biodiesel blends to the public at filling stations, truck stops and fuel docks across the country.

If you are a biodiesel or renewable diesel retailer or distributor, you can enter to have your location added to the AFDC Station Locator. Submit your information here.

Biodiesel Resources