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Biodiesel - A Clean Alternative Fueling Source in Gresham, Hillsboro & Portland, Oregon (OR)

Eco FriendlyBiodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression ignition(diesel) engines with no major modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.

In 2009 Oregon's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) went into effect which requires all diesel fuel to be a blend with a minimum of 2% biodiesel. In 2011 the mandated level was increased to a minimum of 5%. So all diesel in the state of Oregon, except for that which is used in railroad locomotives, marine engines and home heating oil is a B5 biodiesel blend.

Diesel Performance

Successful alternative fuels fulfill environmental and energy security needs without sacrificing operating performance. Operationally, biodiesel blends perform very similar to low sulfur diesel in terms of power, torque, and fuel without major modification of engines or infrastructure.

Biodiesel offers similar power to diesel fuel. One of the major advantages of biodiesel is the fact that it can be used in existing engines and fuel injection equipment with little impact to operating performance. Biodiesel has a higher cetane number than most U.S. diesel fuel. In more than 50 million on-road miles and countless marine and off-road applications, biodiesel shows similar fuel consumption, horsepower, torque, and haulage rates as conventional diesel fuel.

 

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