What is Bio-Diesel?

Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel made up of biodegradable fats and oils; such as recycled restaurant vegetable oil, and is a direct replacement for petroleum diesel. It is both non-toxic and renewable. Biodiesel is a fuel made up of fatty acid alkyl esters, fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), or long-chain mono alkyl esters.

Biodiesel can be used in diesel engines with no modifications needed to the engine. We sell biodiesel in its pure form and in blends ranging from B5-B99. The number following the “B” represents the percentage of biodiesel in a petroleum fuel mix. The most common blend of biodiesel used is B20. To date, over 700 million gallons of biodiesel have been produced for diesel engines, reducing the amount greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 980,000 vehicles from US roads.

There are several advantages to using Biotane Biodiesel; it is produced from renewable and domestic resources, it is a sustainable form of energy, and can be used in diesel engines without a single modification. The primary benefit of Biotane Biodiesel is the reduction of smog and atmospheric pollution by dramatically decreasing CO2 emissions produced by diesel engines.

Not only is Biodiesel beneficial for the environment it is also the answer to a number of issues facing the world today such as; reducing our need for imported petroleum and providing economic aid to our US farmers. In addition, a Biodiesel production facility supplies jobs and improves economic development right here on our US soil.

Biotane Blends

Biodiesel can be used alone (B100) or blended with petroleum diesel in any proportion. The most commonly used blends are featured below.


B5 Biotane Biodiesel is approved for use in auto diesel engines and can be blended and sold with no additional modifications required. Actually, there’s a good chance that your already running a B5 biodiesel blend in your diesel engine because federal law allows for biodiesel to be blended up to 5% without being reported.


B20 Biotane Biodiesel is officially recognized as a motor fuel and has its own specification of ASTM D 6751. B20 biodiesel is approved for use in any diesel engine and is the most commonly used blend of biodiesel.


Biotane Biodiesel B99 and B100 is essentially the same product. B100 is a pure fuel and contains no petroleum diesel. B99 satisfies the federal tax requirements for a blender’s tax credit.