Crown Oil is a bio diesel supplier in the North West region. We supply biodiesel in bulk quantities, with a minimum delivery of 10,000 litres. Offering same day and next day deliveries when you need biodiesel in emergencies.
Our biodiesel fuel is carefully blended with vegetable based oil, assuring the highest quality. From our facilities in the north west, we can blend almost any amount you desire and distribute it nationwide for you!
Technicians and engine manufacturers recommend a 5% mixture of vegetable-based oil, however we are able to supply higher concentrations of biodiesel to meet your requirements should you need it.
Call us on 0845 313 0845 to speak with an experienced member of our biofuels team.
What is biodiesel?
Unlike traditional diesel which is produced from mineral crude oil, Biodiesel is produced from a variety of vegetable oils; palm oil, rape oil, canola oil, soy oil, linseed oil, coconut oil, mustard oil and cotton oil. It can also be manufactured from tallow oil and waste/used cooking oils. The production of biodiesel can often lead to FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) in the fuel.
Bio-diesel offers similar power and energy content to ULSD(Ultra-low sulphur diesel). It has emerged as a realistic and desirable alternative to mineral diesel and is becoming an increasingly valuable contributor to the world’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It has been in general pure use for the last 10 years in Continental Europe. However, the majority of the UK biodiesel produced is expected to be used as a 5% blend with mineral diesel.
The main advantages of biodiesel:
- Virtually zero sulphur content
- Zero aromatic content (toluene and benzene)
- Comparable energy and power content to ULSD
- Flash point of 150 °C against 60 °C for mineral diesel
- Significant reduction in particulates (soot) and hydrocarbons
- 70% reduction of carbon monoxide emissions in diesel exhausts
- Non toxic and biodegradable – Fully degraded from a waterway environment within approximately 28 days
- Significant lubricant characteristics enabling a reduction in wear
- Extended efficiency for injectors and for all engines using ULSD resulting in lower maintenance costs
Who can use biodiesel?
The transport sector is responsible for some 25% of UK emissions. Improving the efficiency of vehicles and reducing the need to travel are essential elements, but carbon reductions also need low carbon fuels.
The Government considers Biofuels as an important potential route for achieving the long term goal of zero carbon transport, including the introduction of the ‘renewable transport fuel obligation’ which requires transport fuel suppliers to increase sales of renewable fuels over time. They are big users of biodiesel and you can find lots of examples of uses on the road today.
Even car-owners can use biodiesel if their vehicle has been modified correctly but please check with your manufacturer when deciding to use biofuel if you’re not sure.
For more information and biodiesel prices please call us on 0845 313 0845
For full biodiesel specifications please see our Biodiesel Briefing Note.