Bio Diesel

What is bio diesel?

Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel products from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfer and aromatics. Chief Petroleum is currently offering a 5% blend at their pumps, having 80% petroleum diesel and 20% biodiesel.

How is bio diesel made?

Bio-diesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products – methyl esters (the chemical name for bio-diesel) and glycerin (a valuable byproduct usually sold to be used in soaps and other products).

Is Bio diesel the same thing as raw vegetable oil?

No! Fuel-grade bio-diesel must be produced to strict industry specifications (ASTM D6751) in order to insure proper performance. Bio-diesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Biodiesel that meets ASTM D6751 and is legally registered with the Environmental Protection Agency is a legal motor fuel for sale and distribution. Raw vegetable oil cannot meet bio-diesel fuel specifications, it is not registered with the EPA, and it is not a legal motor fuel.

Why should I use bio diesel?

Bio-diesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy.

Where do I get bio-diesel?

Bio-diesel is available at Chief Petroleum’s North Nevada and 10th Street locations. You can buy bio-diesel with a Visa or MasterCard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fuel can also be purchased with a ChiefPetro card, CFN, Wright Express, and Voyager fuel cards.


For additional information on biodiesel go to www.biodiesel.org or contact us here.


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