Convert to renewable biodiesel with us! Fuel oil handling, Combustion, & Controls — we are with you on your journey to a more sustainable future.
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease.
Preferred has converted boiler rooms to B20 biodiesel, which is the first step for some facilities to transition further to B100 biodiesel.
We provide the combustion units, fuel oil handling equipment, and controls to transition a plant from traditional fossil fuels to a more energy efficient, sustainable, and ultra low emissions system.
In industrial boiler room applications, Biodiesel Blends, developed by Chevron Renewable Energy Group (REG), are easy replacement for fossil fuels oils.
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease. Biodiesel meets both the biomass-based diesel and overall advanced biofuel requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Renewable diesel, also called “green diesel,” is distinct from biodiesel.
Biodiesel is a liquid fuel often referred to as B100 or neat biodiesel in its pure, unblended form. Like petroleum diesel, biodiesel is used to fuel compression-ignition engines. See the table for biodiesel's physical characteristics.
Biodiesel performance in cold weather depends on the blend of biodiesel, the feedstock, and the petroleum diesel characteristics. In general, blends with smaller percentages of biodiesel perform better in cold temperatures.
Typically, regular No. 2 diesel and B5 perform about the same in cold weather. Both biodiesel and No. 2 diesel have some compounds that crystallize in very cold temperatures. In winter weather, fuel blenders and suppliers combat crystallization by adding a cold flow improver. For the best cold weather performance, users should work with their fuel provider to ensure the blend is appropriate.
Preferred has converted boiler rooms to B20 biodiesel, which is the first step for some facilities to transition further to B100 biodiesel. Because biodiesel blends behave differently than traditional fossil fuels, Preferred provides the design expertise to upgrade an existing fuel oil handling system, or build a completely new system with our energy saving equipment and components.
Biodiesel blends must be chemically treated to prevent growth of microbes in the fuel, as well as filtered. The Preferred Automatic Fuel Oil Filtration Sets — complete, efficient, reliable engine protection — are self-contained, fully automatic systems to remove water, suspended rust, dirt and other contaminants to maintain the quality and purity of stored diesel fuel.
|Convenience||Biodiesel blends can be utilized in existing infrastructure and engines with no modifications.|
|Ease of use||Can be transported, stored and handled without any changes to a petroleum diesel delivery and storage infrastructure.|
|Backed by ASTM||ASTM D7467-18a sets standards for B6-B20. The biodiesel and petroleum diesel components of a blend must also conform to their own ASTM standards.|
|Added quality||Chevron Renewable Energy Group participates in the voluntary BQ-9000® accreditation program, bringing added quality with every load.|
|OEM acceptance||100% of OEMs support B5 blends.|