Canola-Based Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a type of biofuel that can be used in diesel engines. It’s a cleaner fuel for the trucks and heavy machinery that fuel the Canadian economy.

Biodiesel is produced from oils, such as canola, soy, palm and even used cooking oil. It should not be confused with ethanol, which is used in gasoline engines.

Canola oil is made into biodiesel through a refinery process called transesterification. The oil is mixed with alcohol to remove the glycerin.

Pure canola biodiesel can be blended in any proportion with petroleum diesel. The most common blends are 2% (B2), 5% (B5) and 20% (B20).

For more information, please visit: www.canolacouncil.org/canola-biodiesel/

Biodiesel is a type of biofuel that can be used in diesel engines. It’s a cleaner fuel for the trucks and heavy machinery that fuel the Canadian economy.

Biodiesel is produced from oils, such as canola, soy, palm and even used cooking oil. It should not be confused with ethanol, which is used in gasoline engines.

Canola oil is made into biodiesel through a refinery process called transesterification. The oil is mixed with alcohol to remove the glycerin.

Pure canola biodiesel can be blended in any proportion with petroleum diesel. The most common blends are 2% (B2), 5% (B5) and 20% (B20).

For more information, please visit: www.canolacouncil.org/canola-biodiesel/