The blend gives a generally cleaner, safer, and more efficient fuel
A regional agricultural cooperative from Illinois, Growmark, Inc., is offering Top Tier Diesel Fuel blended with biodiesel. Popularity is being gained by Top Tier performance standards, which help vehicle owners ensure they are purchasing a clean, high quality fuel. Growmark is using cleaner burning biodiesel to increase the fuel quality even more, as one of the only Top Tier Diesel Fuel providers in the country.
“By blending biodiesel into Top Tier Diesel Fuel, Growmark is providing customers with even more benefits. Biodiesel is cleaner burning than diesel, has higher cetane, provides better lubricity, and is safer to handle and store. Blending biodiesel with any high-quality diesel fuel will help create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient fuel overall,” said Scott Fenwick, Technical Director for the National Biodiesel Board.
Better performance was the aim behind the development of Top Tier Diesel Fuel, which would in turn help the diesel fuel retailers, auto and engine manufacturers, and those who drive or use diesel-powered equipment. The Top Tier Diesel Performance Standard requires detergents to reduce deposits on the fuel injectors, improve lubricity and fuel stability, in addition to providing more protection, compared with the ASTM D975 and D7467 specifications for diesel and biodiesel blends.
Curt Dunafin, manager of energy services for Growmark, said “Since 1952, the FS System of member cooperatives has been supplying additized diesel fuel that outperforms conventional fuels. Reformulated in 2012 in response to the industry-wide onslaught of internal diesel injector deposits, Dieselex Gold ULS easily meets and exceeds the Top Tier diesel fuel requirements. From storage tank to fuel system and ultimately exhaust, our Dieselex Gold keeps systems clean, free of moisture, and operating at peak efficiency.”
Growmark has been an active participant in alternate fuel research, marketing and distribution for many years and is one of the few licensed brands providing Top Tier Diesel Fuel. Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. PWKD11122017
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