Presentation on theme: "Biodiesel “ There are so many different grades of biodiesel that people will be confused as to what to use and therefore will not buy it.“ By: Deanne Young,"— Presentation transcript:
Biodiesel “ There are so many different grades of biodiesel that people will be confused as to what to use and therefore will not buy it.“ By: Deanne Young, Jamie Henderson, Maureen Dunn, and Nancy Ta
Presentation Overview Overview of Biodiesel Grades Blends Where confusion lies
Blends of Biodiesel ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) define regulations for all fuels in the US, including biodiesel blends: B100—100% Biodiesel B20—20% biodiesel and 80% petrol-diesel fuel. B5—5% biodiesel 95% petrol-diesel B2—2% biodiesel 98% petrol-diesel
Conclusion There are two types of grades: Grade 1 and Grade 2. Both have low sulfur content. There are three common ASTM approved blends of Biodiesel: B20, B5 and B2. B20 is the most commonly used. Confusion lies in switching between biodiesel and diesel and biodiesel use verses biodiesel grades.
References www.biodiesel.org. The official site of the National Biodiesel Board. www.biodiesel.org www.agriculture.state.ia.us/biodiesel.html. Iowa State Department of Agriculture. www.agriculture.state.ia.us/biodiesel.html www.dieselnet.com. Diesel Net www.dieselnet.com www.astm.org. American Society of Testing and Materials. www.astm.org www.eere.energy.gov. The Department of Energy www.eere.energy.gov http://www.fuelwerks.com/. Dr. Dans Alternative Fuelwerks. http://www.fuelwerks.com/
Biodiesel Consumption in US http://www.soystats.com/2005/page_24.htm