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Whether you’re filling up while on the road, or in charge of bulk fuel purchasing, Guttman’s sustainable solutions will help your business reduce environmental impact, while keeping your tanks full. Because Guttman Renewables’ solutions and products are better for both the environment and your engines, you’ll never sacrifice efficiency or value, while working to achieve your company’s ESG goals.
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Why does 98% of gasoline in the US contain ethanol? It burns cleaner, is better for your engine, and is required by law in most types of fuel. Keep your tanks full and your vehicles prepared, with Guttman’s ethanol products.
- Biofuels like plant-based ethanol are a low-carbon, clean fuel that play a vital role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Growing the share of renewable biofuels in America’s fuel supply is critical to achieving healthier air and carbon neutrality.
- Ethanol helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil and expanding access to higher blends like E15 will provide consumers with a lower cost, lower carbon fuel option.
- American ethanol protects U.S. energy security and can protect consumers from global oil market volatility.
- Ethanol displaces the gasoline produced from more than 700 million barrels of oil every year.
- Low-carbon biofuels like ethanol reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent compared to gasoline.
- Moving to a nationwide standard of E15 would reduce CO2 emissions by more than 17.62 million tons — the equivalent of taking 3.85 million cars off the road each year.
- Ethanol is the best available source of octane. It is the cleanest, most affordable high-octane fuel on the market. It provides a superior octane boost without the carcinogens associated with other fuel additives.
Information Source: Growth Energy
Guttman’s biodiesel products are a great alternative to petroleum diesel providing better safety and operability for your engine. Eliminating over 35 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year, it’s no wonder it’s the only alternative fuel to fully meet testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. So powerful and efficient, you won’t believe it’s biodiesel.
- Biodiesel is the name given to a clean-burning alternative to diesel fuel. It is produced from a broad range of renewable resources, including soybean oil, animal fats and recycled cooking grease. Biodiesel is the first and only EPA-designated advanced biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. Biodiesel can be used alone or blended with petroleum diesel in any proportion.
- Using biodiesel and renewable diesel instead of petroleum-based fuels reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70% on average.
- The use of biodiesel over petroleum-based fuels reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 67%.
Information Source: Clean Fuels Alliance America
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Frequently Asked BIODIESEL Questions
Biodiesel is the name given to a clean-burning alternative to diesel fuel. It is produced from a broad range of renewable resources, including soybean oil, animal fats, and recycled cooking grease. Biodiesel is an EPA-designated advanced biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. Biodiesel can be used alone or blended with petroleum diesel in any proportion.
Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils, yellow grease, used cooking oils, or animal fats. The fuel is produced by transesterification—a process that converts fats and oils into biodiesel and glycerin (a coproduct).
Biodiesel is approved for blending with petroleum diesel/distillate under the American Society for Testing and Materials specification ASTM D6751. Most U.S. biodiesel is consumed as blends with petroleum diesel in ratios of 2% (referred to as B2), 5% (B5), or 20% (B20). There are some vehicle fleets that use B100 (neat biodiesel). Much of petroleum diesel fuel sold in the United States contains up to 1% biodiesel because of biodiesel’s lubrication qualities that potentially prolong the lifetime of certain engine components.
As biofuels are derived from biological materials such as food crops, crop residues, and animal wastes, major biofuels like biodiesel are by their very nature a renewable product over a period of less than one year.
Biodiesel is a diesel fuel replacement made from renewable fats and oils. Using a production process known as transesterification, these feedstocks are converted into a class of compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). Renewable diesel is a fuel that utilizes the same renewable feedstocks used to produce biodiesel, with a production process more like diesel fuel production. These processes yield compounds that are chemically indistinguishable from petroleum diesel fuel. While these two fuels are distinctly different, each offers performance improvements over the use of petroleum, such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Biodiesel reduces lifecycle greenhouse gases and lowers particulate matter. Emissions from burning biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine have significantly lower levels of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particulate matter, sulfur oxides (SOx), odor, and noxious “smoke” compared to emissions from petroleum diesel.
Frequently Asked ETHANOL Questions
Alcohols, including ethanol, help to remove oil-based grime from surfaces, acting like a detergent. That helps prevent the build-up of residues on key engine components. Extensive testing by the Department of Energy has shown that all vehicles since 2001 are built with modern materials, allowing them to run on fuels containing up to 15 percent ethanol. This represents 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. Engines in Flex Fuel vehicles can operate on blends of up to 85 percent ethanol.
In addition to reducing carbon pollution, ethanol improves air quality by reducing other types of pollution caused by gasoline. Studies have found that, when added to gasoline, ethanol reduces emissions of ultra-fine particulates found in smog and toxic emissions at the tailpipe. The higher the ethanol blend, the greater the health benefits.