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We are a biodiesel suppliers. We can offer you a biodiesel supply in London or anywhere in the UK. Biodiesel is available from Speedy Fuels for distribution nationwide. We blend our fuel with vegetable based oil, ensuring you receive the highest quality. Engine manufacturers recommend mixing 5% vegetable based oil with the fuel. However, if you require a higher quantity Speedy Fuels can meet your requirements. Biodiesel is sold in bulk, with a minimum delivery of 20,000 litres.
What is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel is a vegetable oil or animal fat-based diesel fuel. Biodiesel is made by either vegetable oil or animal fat reacting with an alcohol.
Biodiesel is used in standard diesel engines. It can be used alone or alongside mineral diesel.
Advantages of using biodiesel
- Almost zero sulphur content
- No aromatic content
- Energy and power content can be compared
- Flash point of 150°c compared to 60°c for mineral diesel
- Huge reductions in particulates and hydrocarbons
- 70% reduction in carbon monoxide emissions
- Biodegradable and non-toxic
- Lower maintenance cost
Where does biodiesel come from?
A number of vegetable oils are used to create biodiesel. These include;
Bio diesel can also be made from tallow and used cooking oils.
Biodiesel is similar to Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel in power and energy content. It has emerged as an alternative to mineral diesel. It is also seen as a more environmentally friendly option. It has been the sole diesel source across Continental Europe for the past 10 years. However, in the UK the majority of biodiesel is used to blend with mineral diesel.
The future of biodiesel
25% of UK emissions are produced by the transport sector. Low carbon fuels need to be used to reduce carbon. The Government has recognised the role biofuel is going to play in achieving the country’s goal of zero carbon transport. This will involve transport fuel suppliers to increase their sales of renewable fuels.