Business Trends: Battle of the biofuels: Renewable diesel vs. biodiesel

As new low-carbon diesel fuels and blends become more readily available, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each impacts engine performance.

Fuel standards programs, such as the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) and California’s Low-Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS), have incentivized fuel producers to innovate and create new renewable fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel. As new low-carbon diesel fuels and blends become more readily available, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each impacts engine performance.
Diesel engine basics
Before jumping into the different fuel options available, the following provides the basics of a diesel engine and how it differs from gasoline engines. In the U.S., diesel engines are commonly used by trains, boats, barges, heavy-duty trucks, public buses, and farmi

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