Aloha purchases B-100 or 100% biodiesel from Pacific Biodiesel.
Pacific Biodiesel is a local manufacturer of B-100 produced from
The highest demand in the Hawaii market today is for B-20. This is
a blend of 20% B-100 and 80% diesel fuel. Aloha blends only with
ultra low sulphur diesel fuel which is no greater than 15 ppm sulphur
Aloha supplies several private companies and government agencies
Read below for more information on the benefits of biodiesel.
The role of the biodiesel industry is not to
replace petroleum diesel, but to help create a balanced energy policy
with the most benefit
to the United States. Biodiesel is one of several alternative fuels
extend the usefulness of petroleum and the longevity and cleanliness
of diesel engines.
The ultimate goal is to contribute to building a stronger, more self-sufficient
community by way of a community-based biodiesel production and
delivery model. A community-based biodiesel distribution program
benefits local economies, from the farmers
growing the feedstock to local businesses producing and distributing
the fuel to the end consumer. The money stays in the community
while reducing impact on the local environment and increasing energy
One of the great advantages of biodiesel is that it can be used
in existing engines, vehicles and infrastructure with practically
Biodiesel can be pumped, stored and burned just like petroleum
diesel fuel, and can be used pure, or in blends with petroleum
diesel fuel in any proportion.
Power and fuel economy using biodiesel is practically identical
to petroleum diesel fuel, and year round operation can be achieved
by blending with
Engine and Vehicles
All diesel engines and vehicles can use biodiesel or biodiesel
blends. Certain older vehicles built before 1993 may require
replacement of fuel
lines which contain natural rubber, as biodiesel can cause
these lines to swell or crack.
Blending and Switching with Diesel Fuel
can be used 100% (B100) or in blends with petroleum diesel
fuel. Blends are indicated by
B##, which correspond to the percentage of biodiesel in the
blended fuel. For example, a 20% blend of biodiesel with 80%
diesel fuel is
When biodiesel is first used in a vehicle, it may release fuel
tank deposits which can lead to fuel filter plugging. After
this initial period, a user
can switch between biodiesel and petroleum diesel whenever
needed or desired, without modification.
I want my MPG!
Many alternative fuels have difficulty gaining acceptance because
they do not provide similar performance to their petroleum counterparts.
Pure biodiesel and biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel fuel
provide very similar horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage compared
diesel fuel. In its pure form, typical biodiesel will have an
energy content 5%-10% lower than typical petroleum diesel.
However it should
that petroleum diesel fuel energy content can vary as much as
15% from one supplier to the next. The lower energy content
into slightly reduced performance when biodiesel is used in 100%
form, although users typically report little noticeable change
in mileage or
performance. When blended with petroleum diesel at B20 levels,
there is less than 2% change in fuel energy content, with users
no noticeable change in mileage or economy.
To inquire about placing an order for biodiesel bulk
supply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aloha Petroleum’s
Sales Department at (808) 522-9700.