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Biodiesel Exhibiting More Benefits For Engine Performance

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

The clean burning, low emission fuel source is renowned for the economic, environmental and domestic production advantages, but biodiesel also displays value in the engine performance realm. When looking at biodiesel benefits, experts have seen a unique blend of high cetane and high lubricity levels yet low sulfur content.

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Tips For Understanding The RINless Biodiesel Market

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Renewable Identification Numbers, also known as RINs, have become the standard for biodiesel blending tracking by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While RINs can help companies attain important carbon credits, they are not mandatory for all levels of the supply chain.

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Best Practices for Communicating with Your Customers about Biodiesel

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

There are no requirements to label the fuel when offering up to B5 blends. However, it’s important to communicate to your customers that you are offering biodiesel blends. Biodiesel acts as a natural solvent and it has the ability to clean filters and engines that historically may have accumulated material associated with diesel fuel. So, it may be necessary for customers to change out the filters — once or twice — within the first few thousand miles of using biodiesel. Another area for communication is the cloud point. Depending on the biodiesel blend offered the cloud point of the blended fuel may change. This is especially important when switching to biodiesel for the first time. This communication can be as simple as using flyers, posters and banners throughout your travel center.

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How to Best Communicate with Your Biodiesel Vendor

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Integrating biodiesel blends like B20 into your truck stop or travel center is a three step process. First, paperwork preparation and then the physical integration of biodiesel in storage and at the pump. The third step is one that many travel centers overlook: ongoing communication with your biodiesel supplier.

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Biodiesel Integration Part 2: How to Physically Integrate Biodiesel Into Your Retail Diesel Sales

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Making the move to biodiesel blends in your travel center or truck stop is a two-part process. In my last post, I walked through the paperwork process for fuel licenses, taxes and credit opportunities. Your next step is physically integrating the product into your retail diesel sales.

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Biodiesel Integration Part 1: The Paperwork Process

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Before your first load of biodiesel can be ordered and delivered, paperwork and tank prep must be in place

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Truckstop Biodiesel Pump Labeling Requirements Unraveled

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

When your customers pull up to the diesel pump, they want to know exactly what they are getting. Clearly posting your price and the diesel grade are part of your every day operation. Biodiesel pump label requirements give travel centers an opportunity to easily integrate biodiesel blends.

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Join the Biodiesel Workshop at The NATSO Show to Learn About Your $500,000 Opportunity

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Thought Leader, Biodiesel

But like anything else in this world, money doesn’t grow on trees and biodiesel is a complex space.

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Need a Drop-In Sustainability Solution For Your Customers? Choose Biodiesel Blends

Posted in: Thought Leader, Biodiesel

While the nation needs a diversified fuel strategy, biodiesel continues to be the drop-in fuel choicefor retail fuel infrastructure and fleet engines.

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Quick Resources When a Truck Driver Asks About Biodiesel

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Thought Leader, Biodiesel

Here are some of the best industry resources you can share with your customers on why you’ve made the choice to offer biodiesel blends.

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