« CleanTech GreenTech: Growing Market Acceptance | Main | Energy Efficiency: Australia Legislates Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs »

Additive Protects Biodiesel From Degradation

Ciba Specialty Chemicals creates stabilizer that protects biodiesel fuel from oxidative degradation through its life cycle. ...
... "Biodiesel is derived from natural and renewable substances such as vegetable oils and animal fats and has become increasingly popular as an environmentally Ciba Biodiesel Stabilizerfriendly alternative to petroleum-based fuels. As with other natural substances, if left untreated, biodiesel is susceptible to oxidative degradation. Degradation of biodiesel leads to the formation of lower molecular weight acids, peroxides and gums that can result in unwanted changes in both the properties and performance of biodiesel. These deposits and gums can result in damage to the engine and fuel injection systems. To help ensure that fuel quality is maintained during storage, handling and use, specifications have been established in standards such as ASTM D6751 and European Standard DIN EN 14214. IRGASTAB BD 100 can help biodiesel meet these standards and offers extended protection to help maintain fuel quality and consistency. " ...
Via Ciba Specialty Chemicals: Ciba Introduces Biodiesel Stabilizer

Post Details

| |

Category: BioDiesel B20


Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)