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Discussion on Uses of the Specifications for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock B100 (ASTM D6751) and Biodiesel Blends B6 to B20 (ASTM D7467)
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide users of the ASTM standards for biodiesel with a summary of the importance of the ASTM biodiesel standards, practical information about how they help to ensure performance of biodiesel and biodiesel blends in equipment or applications for which the standards were developed, and how the standards are being used by buyers, sellers, equipment companies, and regulatory authorities. This chapter will provide a short background on biodiesel and the biodiesel industry in the United States and general reasons why consumers are incorporating increasing amounts of biodiesel in conventional middle distillate type fuels such as on- and off-road diesel and home heating fuel. The chapter will also summarize how and why the standards were developed, how the standards address equipment and user needs, and some details regarding how the standards are being used in the commercial marketplace in the United States.
Howell, Steven A.
MARC-IV Consulting, Inc., Kearney, MO