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Newly Revised Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide Now Available

Jan. 9, 2017

A photo of the printed cover of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (Fifth Edition).

The updated publication aids those who work in the growing area of biodiesel fuel.

In 2015, U.S. consumption of biodiesel exceeded 2 billion gallons. A newly revised document from the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program—Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (Fifth Edition)—serves as a handbook for those who blend, distribute, and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. (Biodiesel, in this guide, refers to the fuel produced from renewable sources that meets ASTM International Standard D6751-15cƐ1.) The guide provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel and biodiesel blends in engines and boilers. It is intended to help fleets, individual users, blenders, distributors, and those involved in related activities understand procedures for handling and using biodiesel fuels.

In addition to covering the basics of biodiesel for newcomers to the subject, the guide also provides current considerations for handling and blending B100, B6 to B20 blends, the BQ-9000 program for supply chain management, and taxes and incentives, among other topics.

Download the full guide from the Alternative Fuels Data Center website.

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