Q: What are the main differences between biodiesel (BioMax™) and regular diesel fuel?
A: Diesel fuel is a finite resource, also known as a fossil fuel. Biodiesel, on the other hand, is a renewable fuel that is produced from natural, sustainable resources. Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine with little or no modification to the engine or the fuel system.
Q: Is it possible to get Ultra-Low Sulfur Biodiesel?
A: Yes, United Metro Energy has this clean, green product available for you to use today!
Q: Where does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stand in regards to biodiesel? Have they tested it under the Clean Air Act? Do they meet the requirements of the EPAct?
A: Biodiesel is registered as a fuel and fuel additive with the (EPA). The EPA also has made B20 biodiesel qualify for fleet compliance under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992. Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the EPA’s Clean Air Act.
Q: Is there a tax credit on biodiesel like there is on bioheat?
A: In the state of New York, regulated fleets can earn Energy Policy Act (EPACT) credits by using B20 Biodiesel fuel. The Federal Energy Bill is designed to provide significant economic support for use of Alternative Fuels such as B20 Biodiesel and provides a "level playing field" costwise.*
Q: What do my drivers, mechanics, and staff have to do to prepare for biodiesel (BioMax™)? Do they have to learn anything; is there training available/needed?
A: No, no training or preparation is needed. Since there is a seamless transition and nothing has to be modified in the tank, the only operational change is a fuel change.
Q: How does BioMax™ perform in the winter time?
A: Did you know that you can use up to a 20 percent blend of biodiesel year-round, in even the coldest of climates? Biodiesel will gel in cold weather, just like regular diesel fuel. But B20 can be treated for winter use, in similar ways that No. 2 diesel is treated. Using B20 throughout the winter months just takes a little preparation and good fuel management practices.
*Call United Metro Energy for details: 718-383-1400.
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