Bioheat: Data to secure ASTM standards and UL approval for biodiesel blends in existing equipment;
Doug Whitehead ( National Biodiesel Board), Paul Nazzaro ( National Biodiesel Board), Steve Howell ( National Biodiesel Board) ($40000). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Biodiesel, Soybean Oil - Utilization
Biodiesel is predominantly produced from domestic soybean oil in the US. As a soybean growing state, Kansas will have a direct benefit from the increase in biodiesel use. According to a recent study by the independent consulting group, Centrec, biodiesel volumes provide a long term estimated impact of an additional 25 cents per bushel for soybeans in the US market. Heating oil is a promising new market for biodiesel. Traditionally, volumes of biodiesel sales decrease in the winter time, and this provides an opportunity for winter biodiesel sales. In addition, biodiesel has been shown to reduce NOx in open flame applications such as heating oil while maintaining the HC, CO and Particulate Matter (black smoke) benefits associated with use in on/off road diesel engines. It also has the significant advantage of being fully embraced by the petroleum heating oil dealers as a major competitive strategy to protect oil heat market share from further erosion by natural gas. The objectives of this project are to address the technical and regulatory barriers in the use of blends over B5 in home heating oil. This will create a new potential winter market for biodiesel.
This project is funded by Kansas Soybean Commission