In Ohio, TestOil, an industry leader in oil analysis, just announced a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test is primarily in response to requests by industrial customers that need to ensure the fuel they are using meets OEM requirements for biodiesel content.
While biodiesel blends are compatible with most diesel engines, issues such as hose or seal incompatibility and cold weather gelling can occur if the biodiesel concentration exceeds OEM recommendations. While biodiesel content labeling is required by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for all blends containing more than 5% biodiesel, the label is not always accurate and the consequences of mislabeling can be significant; degrading performance, damaging the machine or even voiding the warranty.
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