B20 Additive Is Certified by California Air Resource Board
The California Air Resource Board’s approval of the additive Vesta 1000 from California Fueling and Pacific Fuel Resources “will make B20 blends in California the cleanest proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the U.S.,” the National Biodiesel Board said yesterday.
“Biodiesel has been a key to help California meet its intense carbon reduction goals,” NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen said in a release.
“With this announcement,” he said, “America’s Advanced Biofuel will continue to deliver a cleaner burning, American made alternative under the state’s low carbon fuel standard.”
‘Reduces Every Measurable Regulated Emission’
“Biodiesel will gladly take the role as the cleanest certified diesel fuel available,” Rehagen said.
According to NBB, Vesta 1000 additive takes already clean-burning biodiesel and ensures that it reduces every measurable regulated emission, including NOx, “when blended with California’s unique diesel formulation called CARB diesel.”
B20 with Vesta 1000 reduces NOx by 1.9% and particulate matter by 18% compared with CARB diesel fuel, the association says.
California Fueling, LLC will produce the formula, and Pacific Fuel Resources, LLC will deliver the product to market, NBB reports.
An NBB-Led Effort
“This impressive NBB-led effort, over the course of the past eighteen months, has resulted in a first-of-a-kind CARB approval, which enables biodiesel to be the renewable fuel of choice to meet California’s stringent LCFS carbon reduction requirements,” California Fueling CEO Pat McDuff says in the NBB announcement.
“As a result of this effort, biodiesel will continue to play a major role in helping Californians meet their renewable energy and clean air goals,” said Pacific Fuel Resource president Paul Nazzaro.
“By increasing biodiesel use up to a B20 blend, estimated to be an additional 600 million gallons of cleaner-burning biodiesel annually, California can now achieve its goals under the LCFS,” he said.
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Source: National Biodiesel Board with Fleets & Fuels follow-up