Biodiesel Frequenly Asked Questions
Q: Can I use biodiesel immediately in my existing diesel engine?
A: Yes you can. However, most pre-1995 vehicles require replacement of existing fuel lines with newer synthetic rubber lines. Feel free to contact us regarding your individual vehicle. We also recommend that you check your fuel filter after the first couple biodiesel fuelings. Biodiesel has a solvent effect that may release accumulated deposits on the tank walls and pipes from previous diesel fuel usage.
Q: What is the difference between B2, B20, and B100?
A: The ‘B’ denotes that the fuel contains biodiesel and the number denotes the percentage of biodiesel used. For example, B2 is representative of a blend containing 2% biodiesel and 98% petroleum diesel. B100 contains 0% petroleum diesel and 100% biodiesel.
Q: Is biodiesel more expensive than petroleum diesel?
A: Biodiesel has historically been more expensive than petroleum diesel. Most biodiesel currently produced in the USA is manufactured from soybean oil utilizing processes developed over a century ago. As the industry matures, more focus is being placed on the use of alternative feedstocks and improved process technology. These advancements should become more competitive with petroleum diesel without relying on subsidies. Golden Gate Petroleum is aggressively researching the most advanced technology. We make every effort to sell only the highest quality biodiesel at the most competitive price.
Q: Where can I find more detailed information on biodiesel?A: Contact a member of our Sales Team at 800-244-2416 to get all of your biodiesel questions answered and to become a member of the Golden B.U.G. Biodiesel Users Group. Feel free to request a copy of NREL’s “Biodiesel Usage and Handling Guide”. This guide and other detailed information can be found at the National Biodiesel Board’s website (www.biodiesel.org).