According to Etrucker.com, the chairman of ASTM International’s biodiesel task force recently said all diesel fuel will eventually be 5% biodiesel.
Right now there are standards for 100 percent petroleum diesel (D975) and 100 percent biodiesel, or B100 (D6751). Mixing the two together has not been standardized.
The change to biodiesel is not going to happen overnight. Engine manufacturers still have to work out performance issues and biodiesel makers have to create an acceptable blend.
Four congressmen recently announced at the National Biodiesel Board’s 2007 Conference and Expo in San Antonio that they support a national biodiesel standard, in agreement with American Trucking Association.
Does this mean that future truck stops will smell like french fries? Hard to say at this point. But what do you think? Are you ready to fuel up your big rig with biodiesel? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.