How Biodiesel Factors into Your Businesses Renewables Plan

It’s no secret that renewable fuel options are becoming more important now more than ever for businesses to consider running their fleets on. Moving away from standard diesel and gasoline and harnessing the power of more eco-friendly fuel options, like biodiesel, is critical to the fight against climate change and the progression of your business.

If you’re working on a sustainability plan for your fleet, you may be researching the possibilities of biofuels. Here, we’ve got a quick breakdown explaining how it can help push your business forward and keep your fleet on the road when your customers need you most.

Biodiesel Basics

The U.S. Department of Energy defines biodiesel as “a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease.”

Biodiesel is used to fuel compression-ignition engines like standard petroleum diesel. Different blends allow you to keep your vehicles fueled and running properly in any weather conditions.

Biodiesel is becoming more commonplace. The International Energy Agency reports that global demand for biofuels is set to grow by 28% by 2026, which equals a whopping 41 billion liters.

Biodiesel and Your Fleet

For many fleets, biodiesel is an affordable alternative to petroleum diesel and can help move companies further toward their sustainability goals. It is the sole alternative fuel to meet the strict testing requirements of the Clean Air Act and has the potential to eliminate more than 35 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from our atmosphere every year.

The transition to biodiesel doesn’t have to be a hassle. Biodiesel (particularly blends of 20% or less) is designed to work with existing diesel engines just as they are, so you don’t have to spend money on updating or replacing your vehicles. On top of that, it provides similar mileage, torque, and horsepower as petroleum diesel, so you’ll see minimal impacts on your vehicles’ performance.

If you’re not ready to make the full transition to biodiesel, you can blend it with any proportion of petroleum diesel/distillates under the American Society for Testing and Materials specifications (ASTM D6751). A gradual shift can help you closely manage your budget and vehicle performance throughout the process.

Guttman Renewables: Your Biodiesel Partner

Interested in learning more about integrating biofuels into your company’s operations? Get in touch with Guttman Renewables. Our renewable energy experts can answer all your questions and the process of using biodiesel to power your fleet. We’re proud to offer sustainable and affordable fueling solutions that won’t break the bank. Contact our team today to discover the benefits biofuels can bring to your fleet.

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