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As a leading biodiesel supplier, we can deliver the biodiesel you and your business needs regardless of where you are based in the UK. 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.
Call our knowledgeable team today on 0330 123 5665 to speak with one of our fuel experts.
What is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel is a vegetable oil or animal fat-based diesel fuel. Biodiesel is made from either vegetable oil or animal fat reacting with 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
✓ Flashpoint 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?
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.
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 lead to transport fuel suppliers increasing their sales of renewable fuels.
A number of vegetable oils are used to create biodiesel, including:
Biodiesel can also be made from tallow and used cooking oils.
If you’d like to learn more about biodiesel and request a quote. Give our knowledgeable team a call today on 0330 123 5665 and one of our fuel experts will be more than happy to assist you with your biodiesel requirements and any of your other fuels and lubricants requirements.