Breaking Down Biodiesel Blends

November 30th, 2018 |  Biodiesel and Blog
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Choosing to use biodiesel is an excellent start down the path to a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. SeQuential biodiesel has already displaced more than 470 million pounds of CO2 thanks to a carbon footprint that’s up to 85% smaller than that of standard petroleum diesel. Think biodiesel is the right fit for your vehicle and lifestyle? It’s important to consider which blends of biodiesel will work for you. Explore a few of the most common.


A B5 biodiesel blend contains 5% biodiesel and 95% petroleum diesel It’s available through most mainstream fuel distributors. B5 is a popular choice for drivers just diving into the world of alternative fuels, as its low biofuel content leads to a nearly negligible difference in power and efficiency while still providing an array of environmental benefits. Plus, it works in any diesel engine.


Containing 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel, this blend is a significant step up from B5. It’s also one of the most widely available blends of biodiesel in the United States. Like B5, B20 biodiesel blends can be used in nearly all modern diesel engines, which makes this blend the logical next step for users looking to further reduce their environmental impact. B20 Offers a 20% lower carbon footprint and as much as 50% fewer tailpipe emissions than petroleum diesel.


B100 biodiesel – which is 100% biodiesel is the most sustainable biodiesel option. This high biodiesel blend is great for individuals whose engines are well maintained and are not exposed to too much temperature drop. B100 is a fantastic option for the warmer months of the year, or if your engine is kept warm.

Clean Up Your Act with SeQuential Biodiesel

SeQuential specializes in creating low carbon biodiesel using recycled oil, fats and grease sourced from partners throughout the Pacific Northwest. Explore our process to learn how we’re working to build a better energy model one step at a time, and find out where you can get SeQuential to see how our biodiesel stands out from the crowd.