Biodiesel Information 2017-02-11T15:47:10+00:00

Biodiesel Information

Taylor Oil Co. Now Offers Biodiesel

Taylor Oil Co. Inc. Is proud to offer Biodiesel at the following locations.

None of the following locations are retail outlets and the product is not dispensed directly into a vehicle.

B99 is available in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, 300 gallon totes, and in bulk (min. 300 gallon delivery). Other blends are available in drums, totes, and bulk only. Single pails and drums are not available for delivery and must be picked up at the location.

Please contact the nearest Taylor Oil office for the current price of all package sizes and other quantities.

Location hours are 9 AM through 5 PM on Monday-Friday.

If you encounter any problems contacting any of the offices or purchasing Biodiesel please contact:

Rick Workman
President
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
(908) 725-7737

New Jersey
77 Second St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 725-7737
Contact: Frank Bloom

Rhode Island
Construct Oil Co., Inc.
27 Dexter Rd.
E. Providence, RI 02914
(401) 431-5060
Contact: Allison Valcourt

Massachusetts
176 Centre St.
Holbrook, MA 02343
(781) 767-5400
Contact: Mark O’Leary

New Jersey
201 Heller Place
Bellmawr, NJ 08094
(856) 262-3133
Contact: Ron Francesconi

Maryland
28 B Thomas Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 636-9000
Contact: Mike Leonard

Connecticut
209 Pickering St
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-2122
Contact: Matt Reynolds

Pennsylvania
700 Ashland Ave
Folcroft, PA 19032
(610) 583-0651
Contact: Bob Phillips

Biodiesel News Articles

Biodiesel Frequently Asked Questions

The number after the B is the percentage of Bio in the product mix. B100 is 100% Biodiesel and B20 is 20% Bio and 80% diesel fuel.
The current recommendation for Bioheat is 2-5% Bio and 95-98% heating oil.
The best place for accurate information is the Biodiesel Board website.
Biodiesel manufactured from soy has a cloud and pour point of approximately 32F while yellow grease and tallow ranges in the fifty degree area. When blending biodiesel manufactured from any feed stock it is equally important to access the best base stock (relating to cold properties) with your biodiesel.
Yes, compare ASTM D 6751 (biodiesel B100 specification) with ASTM D 975 (generic diesel fuel specification). You can find a biodiesel typical specification by clicking the biodiesel basic icon found on the bottom of either the Ask Ben website or NBB website.
Whereas fuel additives are not effective in neat biodiesel our outreach and communication efforts have included recommendation on adhering to appropriate storage, blending and distribution efforts. These recommendation include keeping the biodiesel heated to a minimum of ten degrees above the posted cloud point of the biodiesel while ensuring that the diesel fuel which it is blended is both additized and blended with kerosene to meet the expected low temperatures of the specific market which the product is being handled and sold.
At this time no oil burner, boiler or fuel pump manufacturer has approved biodiesel for use in home or commercial oil applications. However with several years of field and laboratory studies well documented the National Oilheat Research Alliance organization has continued to embrace an inclusion of 5% biodiesel as a blend stock into number two heating oil. The inclusion of biodiesel in heating oil has no drawbacks relating to combustion however in storage higher percentages of biodiesel has a similar drawback such as expeditious cleaning of dirty oil tanks, sedimentation formation from copper lines which are common throughout the heating oil industry and seal compatibility in the oil burner sealing compounds. At this time the National Biodiesel Board is working closely with NORA, burner, boiler and pump companies to arrest each of their concerns enabling safe usage of biodiesel as a heating oil blending stock.
Conventional fuel additives you have become dependent on just don’t perform with B100. My recommendation for attaining winter operability success with biodiesel is to start with the absolute best winterized generic fuel with an additive and kerosene if necessary in conjunction with your biodiesel. Just remember a 20% blend of soy biodiesel will impair the blend by only 2-7 degrees Fahrenheit, so work, with the base stock and you will avoid any operational problems. One other note is keep your systems free of water, both bottom water and entrained. As you might be aware water freezes at 32F so you may have great diesel fuel cold flow properties and the fuel still could cause issues if your water is not controlled.
The definition of flash point is the lowest temperature at which the application of the ignition source causes the vapors above the liquid to ignite. Biodiesel flash point can be close to 300F but has been as low as 260F. Diesel fuel on the other hand is rated to be 140F. To determine the actual flash point for B20 you would have to average the blends accordingly or better yet, have the sample professionally tested once blended to determine or validate your calculations. Any ASTM testing laboratory can perform flash point testing.
B100 will have a negative impact on Buna and Nitrile seals however Teflon and Viton are more suitable for higher to neat blends. If you plan on using biodiesel at 20% or under you most likely will have negligible headaches with sealing compounds. I would suggest that you click biodiesel basics at www.biodiesel.org for a complete listing of recommended elastomer.
Use of tanks or lines made of brass, bronze, copper, lead, tin or zinc may cause high sediment formation and promotes filter clogging and is not recommended with B100 or for that matter generic heating oil as well. This is why additive companies are including metal deactivators in premium heating oil packages to tie up the yellow metals so as not to accelerate corrosive act ivies within the storage tanks which the fuel is stored. Blends of 5% up to 20% are less of an issue but this is one area that NBB is working on to evaluate the impact of yellow metals with biodiesel. Unless you are prepared to pretty much change your oil lines from copper to stainless, your fuel pump seals to Viton or Teflon I would suggest sticking with B5 as a minimum to a max of 20% biodiesel. There is a comprehensive overview of heating oil and biodiesel at www.biodiesel.org for your review.
Biodiesel is a well known lubricity enhancer. Go to www.biodiesel.org and type in lubricity and you will be recipients of reams of data on the subject. Small amounts of biodiesel as low as 2% can increase a fuels lubricity up to 65%. It is being positioned as a future lubricity additive for the new ultra low sulfur diesel heading our way in 2006.