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Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative to diesel fuel that is produced from animal fats, vegetable oils, and even from algae. It is renewable, domestically produced, and readily available in Virginia. Biodiesel can be used unblended (100% biodiesel, otherwise known as B100), or blended with petroleum diesel as B5 (5% blend of biodiesel with diesel), B10 (10% biodiesel), B20 (20% biodiesel), etc. Whereas only B100 is defined as an alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), the Biodiesel Final Rule (PDF 142 KB) made it possible for fleets to earn EPAct credits for use of biodiesel blends of at least 20%. 

Thinking about producing biodiesel?

Download the Virginia Biodiesel Environmental Compliance Primer

Where can biodiesel be purchased in Virginia?

Click one of the links below for a list of biodiesel retail locations in Virginia.

Learn more about biodiesel

Biodiesel information from the DOE's Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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