Department of Biodiesel Energies Guide: Updated – In some good news for the biodiesel industry, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) fifth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide was released at the end of 2016. Created in partnership with the DOE Clean Cities program, this guide educates professionals who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and blends.
The 72-page document covers such informative topics as:
- How is Biodiesel Different than Renewable Diesel?
- Benefits of Biodiesel Use
- Variation in Biodiesel Properties
- Energy Content
- Low-Temperature Properties in Blends
- Taxes and Incentives
- Safety, Health and Environmental Issues
It addresses some critical safety elements as well as information on how to care for and safely use biodiesel fuels in engines and boilers. Others who will benefit from this updated guide include fleet owners, individual users, blenders, distributors and anyone who handles and otherwise uses biodiesel fuels of any kind.
Scott Fenwick, Technical Director at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says the guide will act as a tool for how those in the industry view biodiesel volumes in the marketplace – an industry that is continuing to grow year after year. With more Americans utilizing the benefits of biodiesel now than in the past, it’s critical to give them the reliable, accurate information they need to educate everyone in the supply chain.