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Many people are trying to figure out how they can use Biodiesel fuel in place of the gasoline that our cars use. The increase in fuel prices is forcing people to rethink certain things and they are trying desperately to save money. Another reason people are considering the use of Biodiesel is to help them save the environment.

Biodiesel fuel is very friendly to the environment because it uses recycled cooking oils, vegetable oil, and animal fats. This means that it does not release harmful chemicals into the air. Instead it burns clean into the air and does not hurt us or plants and animals. In order to use this form of fuel without any problems you need to know a few important things.

The quality of the fuel that you use is very important and needs to meet the specifications set up by ASTM. If you are going to purchase the fuel from someone make sure that they have a BQ9000 accreditation.

It is best to use B1 and B2 with an ultra low sulfur diesel. This helps to give it the lubrication that makes it easy to use. There are some states that will sell it in B1 all the way to B5. There is usually no difference in these.

You can always blends the different kinds all the way to B20 as long as you are using the proper equipment. Make sure that there are no modifications made to it. Using this type might change the torque, fuel consumption, and horsepower in a negative way – but it may be hard to notice.

Any extra homemade Biodiesel fuel that you have needs to be stored in 10 degrees Fahrenheit that is above the cloud point of the fuel that is blended. You should never keep it longer then six months. During the summer months it will only last four months. The tanks that they are stored in should never be in direct sunlight or placed in places where it can be frozen.

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