NO. GoGreenDiesel.com Fuels are Renewable Fuels that are pure hydrocarbon fuels with a chemical composition similar to fossil fuels, which allows the fuel to be used as a direct drop-in replacement. NO BLENDING OR FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES ARE REQUIRED.
Both biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels are produced from vegetable oils, greases, or animal fats and are derived primarily from agricultural waste products. The benefit is that they are not reliant on fossil fuels, and their production processes use existing resources as feedstock that would otherwise have been disposed of, creating a circular resource loop.
By utilizing agricultural byproducts, producers create a circular system whereby the waste from one process is put to productive use in another. Although they’re both derived from the same or similar feedstocks, these two fuels have two different production processes that produce two very different types of end products.
RENEWABLE DIESEL isn’t just the cleaner choice, it’s also the higher performing choice.
Biodiesel, although a sustainable alternative to petroleum diesel, still falls short of renewable diesel.
Renewable diesel can be substituted with fossil diesel in existing vehicles because it is chemically identical to fossil diesel. This means that renewable diesel can operate efficiently in any vehicle that uses diesel fuel.
Biodiesel, however, must be blended with fossil diesel in relatively low concentrations or you risk damaging plastic and rubber parts in fuel systems and causing carbon and contaminant buildup in our existing engines.
Generally, when comparing these alternative fuels, people tend to focus on the production processes. We just saw with biodiesel and renewable diesel that production processes can produce very different products. These fuels are both referred to as clean diesel fuel because of their distinct features, but require different types of infrastructure and affect the environment in different ways.
One of the main issues with biodiesel is that transesterification (converting fats contained in oils into biodiesel) introduces oxygen into the fuel. That oxygen causes problems with the fuel’s freezing temperature, separation during storage, algae growth, and increased emissions. These factors must be taken into account when storing and burning the fuel.
THE END RESULT:
Biodiesel used in automobiles, trucks, and other non road engines emits more pollution into the environment than renewable diesel powered engines. Plus, biodiesel has shown to produce higher levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx), which can cause smog and acid rain.
RENEWABLE DIESEL, on the other hand, does not contain any oxygen, meaning users do not have to worry about the storage and temperature issues associated with biodiesel. Even more important is that, due to hydrogenation, renewable diesel burns cleaner than both biodiesel and fossil fuel-based diesel.