HERO BX? why the company name change?
Lake Erie Biofuels to HERO BX
"HERO BX stands for high-quality biodiesel and that is what we produce everyday using multiple feedstocks," said HERO BX CEO, Leonard Kosar. "In the future, we will utilize our proprietary blending technology to determine what the most efficient and cost competitive second and third generation feedstocks are and add them to our feedstock portfolio. We are not only a biodiesel company, we are a fuel technology company."
What is Biodiesel?
A fuel composed of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials) D 6751.1
Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from
domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be
blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can
be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no
modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and
essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.1
Can I use biodiesel in my existing diesel engine?
Biodiesel can be operated in any diesel engine with little or no modification to the engine or the fuel system. Biodiesel has a solvent effect that may release deposits accumulated on tank walls and pipes from previous diesel fuel storage. The release of deposits may clog filters initially and precautions should be taken. Ensure that only fuel meeting the biodiesel specification is used.1
Is biodiesel used as a pure fuel or is it blended with
Biodiesel can be used as a pure fuel or blended with petroleum in any percentage. B20 (a blend of 20 percent by volume biodiesel with 80 percent by volume petroleum diesel) has demonstrated significant environmental benefits with a minimum increase in cost for fleet operations and other consumers.1
1. NBB on the Internet. 2010. National Biodiesel Board. Sept. 20, 2010 <http://nbb.org>.