Credit: 7 PDH

Course Fee: $105.00

56 Pages


Course Summary

This course provides a basic overview of biodiesel and also a guide for those who blend, store, distribute, and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel and biodiesel blends in compression-ignition engines and boilers, and it is intended to help fleets, individual users, blenders, distributors, and those involved in related activities understand procedures for handling and using biodiesel fuels. Biodiesel is manufactured from plant oils, animal fats, and recycled cooking oils.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Biodiesel Basics
    • What is Biodiesel?
    • Benefits of Biodiesel Use
    • Other Biodiesel Attributes
  • Biodiesel (B100)
    • B100 Quality Specification
    • Variation in Biodiesel Properties
    • Energy Content
    • Low Temperature Properties
    • Cetane Number
    • Transport and Storage
    • Use of B100 and High Blend Levels
  • Biodiesel Blends
    • Specifications
    • Low Temperature Properties
    • Lubricity
    • Blending, Storage and Transport
  • BQ-9000 Program for Supply Chain Management
  • Engine Warranties
  • Taxes and Incentives
    • Off Road Diesel
  • Safety, Healthy and Environmental Issues
    • Signs, Labels, and Stickers
    • Fire Safety and Considerations

Course Author

U.S. Department of Commerce



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