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Bio-Diesel: The Good, The Bad, and The Solution

Biodiesel (fats converted into fuel) has become a significant player in the fuels marketplace, with production and use increasing exponentially since the mid-to-late 2000s.  Biodiesel blends offer environmental and operational benefits for consumers, including increased cetane and lubricity, and lower emissions.  Biodiesel’s largest drawbacks are storage instability and gelling in cold weather, which can vary substantially depending on the type of oil from which the biodiesel was made. 

The Good:

  • Higher cetane
  • Lower sulfar content
  • Superior lubricity
  • Cleaner emissions

The Bad:

  • Lower mileage
  • Cold flow problems
  • Materials compatiblity in older engines
  • Increased NOx emissions
  • Negative effect on engine lubrication
  • Fuel stability issues

Bell Performance has the experience and products to help you deal with any bio-diesel fuel issues you are facing.

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