Biodiesel

Biodiesel is available from Cooke Fuels for delivery throughout the North West. 20,000 litres is the lowest amount you can order. We blend our oil with vegetable based oil, making sure you get the highest quality. Engine manufacturers advise mixing 5% vegetable based oil with the biodiesel. But, if you need a higher amount Cooke Fuels can meet your needs.

What is Biodiesel?

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Biodiesel is a vegetable oil or animal fat-based diesel oil. It is made by either vegetable oil or animal fat reacting with an alcohol.

Biodiesel is used in standard diesel engines. It can be used by itself or together with mineral diesel.

Benefits of using biodiesel

  • Almost zero sulphur content
  • No odour content
  • Energy and power content can be compared
  • Catches fire at 150°c compared to 60°c for inorganic diesel
  • Extreme reductions in particulates and hydrocarbons
  • 70% decrease in carbon monoxide releases
  • Biodegradable and harmless
  • Lower upkeep cost

Where does biodiesel originate from?

Numerous vegetable oils are used to make biodiesel. These consist of;

  • Palm
  • Rape
  • Canola
  • Soy
  • Linseed
  • Coconut
  • Mustard

Biodiesel can similarly be made from tallow and recycled cooking oils.

Biodiesel is comparable to Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel in power and energy content. It has arisen as an alternate to inorganic diesel as it is perceived as a more green option. It has been the only diesel source through Continental Europe for the past 10 years. But, in the UK the majority of biodiesel is used to blend with inorganic diesel.

The prospect of biodiesel

25% of UK releases are created by the transportation sector. Low carbon oils need to be used to decrease carbon. The Government has acknowledged the part biofuel is going to play in attaining the nation’s goal of zero carbon transportation. This will include transport oil suppliers to upsurge their transactions of renewable oils.