Have you been looking for ways to increase your fuel margins? Attract more customers? Hop on the sustainability trend? Introducing biodiesel blends to your product offering could help you do all three. And here are three tips to put you in a position to start taking advantage of biodiesel’s benefits.
Assessing Infrastructure Needs
If you want diesel fuel that already contains a blend of biodiesel, ask your diesel supplier if they can provide that to you. If they are unable to, find one who can. Some biodiesel producers also supply blended fuel.
If you want to blend your own biodiesel into the diesel fuel, the initial cost is greater but so is the return on investment. In fact, the return on investment is often achieved in only six to 18 months.
To do your own blending, you will need a dedicated biodiesel storage tank and blending system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says existing tanks are compatible with biodiesel blends of up to 20% (or B20).
For your customers, biodiesel blends do not require any vehicle upgrades. Drivers can fill up their vehicles and go.
Finding A Supplier
Whether you intend to use your existing supplier or are looking for a new one, here are some biodiesel-related questions to ask them:
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