What Is Biodiesel?

That’s a question with a lot of answers. Biodiesel is one of the easiest, most effective fuels for reducing carbon emissions. It’s a cleaner fuel that provides strong fleet performance. It also offers a good return on investment.

Biodiesel vs. Diesel

How does biodiesel differ from petroleum diesel? Biodiesel is made from renewable resources that are largely plant-based, with their energy coming from the sun instead of fossil fuels. These feedstocks are diverted waste or byproducts from other industries, giving them new life. That helps biodiesel emit less greenhouse gases. In fact, biodiesel’s lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions are up to 86% lower than those of petroleum diesel.*

Biodiesel often costs less than petroleum diesel. And it is a drop-in fuel that can be used in existing diesel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, giving diesel fleets a solution for reducing carbon emissions right away with their existing equipment. 

Compared with petroleum diesel, biodiesel fuel also enhances performance through higher Cetane, added lubricity and a cleaner burn that puts less stress in diesel particulate filters.

Biodiesel is the fuel that can bring all these benefits to fleets, retailers and wholesalers.

Biodiesel Performance: Go Inside a Diesel Engine

Increased lubricity. Higher Cetane. Fewer diesel particulate filter problems. These are some of the performance advantages over ULSD that biodiesel can give fleets. Take a look inside a diesel engine to see for yourself.

Read More: Biodiesel 101

Learn more about what biodiesel is, how it's made, and how it benefits fleets and the environment.