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One of these is Wintron XC30, which has been shown to reduce the gel point of pure biodiesel fuels. It is a blend of styrene copolymer esters in a toluene base, and reduces the tendency of the biodiesel’s viscosity to increase as it is cooled – very important in cold temperature crystallisation. Winter-weather functionality of biodiesel is indeed possible with biodiesel blended with other fuel oils, including #2 low sulphur diesel fuel and #1 diesel/kerosene. While the exact blend depends on the operating environment, successful operations have been performed using a 65% low sulphur #2, 30% kerosene #1, and 5% bio-blend.
While the exact blend depends on the operating environment, successful operations have been performed using a 65% low sulphur #2, 30% kerosene #1, and 5% bio-blend. Still other tests have successfully used a 70% low sulphur #2, 20% kerosene #1, and 10% bio-blend; or an 80% kerosene #1, and 20% biodiesel blend. According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in the US, B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% petrodiesel) does not need any further treatment than that which is undertaken with petrodiesel. Some manufacturers modify vehicles to allow the use of biodiesel without either mixing or gelling.
In 2005 the ASA also achieved its goal when the landmark Energy Bill extended the biodiesel tax incentive through 2008. According to the ASA, the legislation will help to maintain the price of soybeans, by creating long-term demand for biodiesel made from soybean oil Meanwhile, Rep. Kenny Hulshof commented that: ‘Federal policy should strive to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Domestically produced renewable fuels must play an integral role in a plan to promote energy independence. If renewable fuels are to displace significant amounts of petroleum as transportation fuel, we must take bold, aggressive steps to achieve this end.
Advances in Biodiesel by Pira International Ltd