Using Bio-Based Fuels in Cold Weather

Some fleet owners may mistakenly believe it’s necessary to decrease blend rates during cold weather months. However, with a firm understanding of Cloud Point, blending, and best practices for storage and handling — bio-based fuels can be a year-round solution for achieving your carbon reduction goals.

This resource guide will help you get started with what you need to know about using bio-based fuels in cold weather, including:

Understanding cloud point and cold flow parameters

When evaluating a biofuel, there are various specifications that indicate its ability to perform in low temperatures – but they’re often misunderstood. In this section, we’ll walk through some key definitions, including cloud point, cold-flow properties, Pour point and other cold-flow parameters.

How to pick biodiesel blends for cold weather

Learn the basics of blending for cold weather, including tips for determining the right blend for your conditions, what properties to look for, switching blend levels and how Chevron Renewable Energy Group can help.

Considerations for using renewable diesel in cold weather

Now that we’ve explored the use of biodiesel in winter, let’s take a look at how cold weather affects renewable diesel.

Storage and additive tips

Handling and storage of biodiesel is not all that different from straight petroleum diesel. If stored and handled correctly, biofuels are capable of performing in cold weather — just as petroleum diesel does.

Key takeaways and getting started

Ready to get started? Here, we summarize the key points from the white paper and offer advice on how to get started in using biodiesel this winter.

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