Making the switch to biodiesel can help you save 5% on your fuel bill.
That's an average of 22.8 cents!
B30 is a common biofuel blend which consists of up to 30 percent Biodiesel and 70 percent petroleum diesel. Representing a good balance of cost, emissions, performance, materials compatibility, and ability to act as a solvent, B30 is increasingly popular with fuel retailers and fleets.
B30 is supported by OEMs like Audi, BMW, Nissan. Mitsubishi Fuso and Volkswagen.
* Also suitable for generators between C9-C32.
B100 is biofuel in it's pure form and is made from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant greases. B100 fuel can be used in diesel engines built since 1994, provided the engines are fitted with biodiesel-compatible parts.
B100 is supported by OEMs like CNH (most models), Deutz AG (2012) & Fairbanks Morse (2007)
B50 is a biofuel blend which consists of up to 50 percent Biodiesel and 50 percent petroleum diesel.
B50 is supported by OEMs like Catepillar (all model years), Ford (2011), Hino Trucks (2011), Isuzu Commercial Trucks (2011), and Mack (EPA 2007 & EPA 2010 models) among others!
The switch to low sulfur diesel fuel has caused most OEMs to switch to components suitable for use with biodiesel (see next slide for list of OEMs their levels of support).
In general, pure biodiesel (or B100) will soften and degrade certain types of elastomers and natural rubber compounds (such as those in primary fuel hoses and fuel pump seals) that are incompatible with biodiesel over time.
Blends of B20 or lower, however, have not exhibited any elastomer degradation and need no changes.
If a fuel system does contain elastomers and wish to fuel with blends over B20, replacement with compatible elastomers is recommended.