Use a Biodiesel Blend
Most of biodiesel fuel that is
sold on the market today is in a form of blended
fuel. So what is a biodiesel blended fuel?
It's easy to understand. A blended fuel a biodiesel fuel that
may include addictive and may even be partially mixed with
petroleum. You see, biodiesel in its pure form may not
the best performing fuel in today's vehicles that were made for
use with traditional fuel. That is why blends are used to give
Biodiesel blends can be available at many levels or
percentage. Some may offer only a fraction of actual
biodiesel in them. Others may be mostly biodiesel.
You should be able to easily find out the blend percentages at
Blended biodiesel is actually quite a good option. It
is a balance fuel that still provide the basic power that
petroleum has and yet it is cleaner due to biodiesel.
Use a Blend
It is recommend that that you use a biodiesel
blend because it is going to give you better
performance. If you have used regular diesel before in
your vehicle you could have issues if you switch to a pure
biodiesel as the engine may not be able to take the
change. You may end up with a clogged fuel filter and the
fuel may flow too slowly. Your best choice is to
start off with a blended fuel.
In addition, finding pure biodiesel is very difficult.
Most pure forms are not approved through standards that allow
them to be sold on the market. Short of making it
yourself, you will find it very difficult to get pure
The Good Side of a Blend
Biodiesel blends are still beneficial. They still reduce
pollution and reliance on petroleum. The use of biodiesel
in diesel fuel means less petroleum used. Overall a blend
is still as good as using pure biodiesel. The good side
is that you will not have to contend with issues that can occur
from using pure biodiesel, like clogs or freeze up.
Biodiesel blends are likely to continue to be the norm
because manufactures are still making vehicles to run on
traditional diesel. Manufacturers only play to the
markets trends. They are not likely to product biodiesel
vehicles unless the public starts to really show reliance on
biodiesel and that they are willing to use it.
Once the market shows signs on being more apt to use
biodiesel then manufactures will respond. It is only then
that a pure biodiesel fuel will become more readily
available. To make that happen you should use biodiesel
as much as possible even if that means using it in a
blend. You will be able to help make biodiesel the fuel
of the future.