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A Guide to Biodiesel Handling and Use

D. Allen Hughes, PE

Biodiesel is a renewable form of diesel produced both directly from plant-based products and indirectly from recycled oil and grease. This course introduces methods used in the blending, storage and use of biodiesels and biodiesel blends. Biodiesel provides several benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing tail pipe emissions of older vehicles, being biodegradable and having the potential to be produced from local sources. Biodiesel responds differently to temperature, biodegrades in storage, reacts differently to metals, and must be handled differently than petroleum diesel. In this course, biodiesel refers to the fuel produced from renewable sources that meets ASTM Standard D6751-15ce1. Biodiesels and biodiesel blends are used as replacements for petroleum-based fuel in diesel engines. The content of this course is the U.S. Department of Energy document “Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide” 5th edition.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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