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DIVISION OF ENERGY

Biodiesel


Biodiesel is a liquid fuel made up of fatty acid alkyl esters, fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), or long-chain mono alkyl esters. It is produced from renewable sources such as new and used vegetable oils and animal fats and is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum-based diesel fuel. It is nontoxic and biodegradable.

Virginia Biodiesel Environmental Compliance Primer - Virginia Department of Environmental Quality aims to acquaint the reader with the environmental regulatory obligations concerning biodiesel fuel production.

National Biodiesel Board - the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States.

Information  on Making the Switch to Biodiesel, including tips and step-by-step suggestions.