biodiesel performance compared to petrodiesel
fuel property diesel biodiesel (b100)
Fuel Standard ASTM D975 ASTM D6751-02
Fuel Composition C10-C21 HC C12-C22 FAME
Lower Heating Value, Btu/gal 131,295 117, 093
Kin. Viscosity, @ 40 °C 1.3 - 4.1 1.9-6.0
Carbon, wt% 87 77
Oxygen, by dif. wt% 0 11
Sulfur, wt% 0.05 max 0.0 -0.0024
Flash Point, °C 60-80 100-170
Cloud Point, °C -15 to 5 -3 to 12
Pour Point, °C -35 to -15 -15 to 10
Cetane Number 40-55 48-65