Biodiesel is a nontoxic, biodegradable, clean burning fuel for diesel engines made from domestically produced, renewable fats and oils such as soybean oil or recycled cooking oils. Biodiesel has no sulfur or aromatic compounds and meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.
Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines without modification and burns substantially cleaner than petroleum based diesel fuel, and is a powerful option for improving our environment. Through a process called transesterification, oils and fats are reacted with methanol and a base catalyst to produce fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) with glycerin as a co-product.
Biodiesel is primarily used as a additive to diesel fuel. When blended with petroleum diesel, Biodiesel increases lubricity, which improves fuel performance and reduces the wear and tear on engines. Use of Biodiesel also results in lower emissions, serving as an important tool to assist petroleum companies in meeting multiple regulatory requirements such as the EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard that requires one billion gallons or more of biomass-based diesel be blended into the nation’s fuel supply each year. Our biodiesel meets the EPA’s Advanced Biofuel Standard and as well that exceeds the Federal fuel standard (ASTM Standard).
Agribiofuels can custom process biodiesel from multiple sources of raw materials to meet an increasingly stringent fuel requirements. Agribiofuels has in house laboratory for perform testing internally.