View Full Version : Propel Biofuel's Soy BioDiesel Cetane value

04-10-2008, 10:14 PM
Propel BioFuel's (http://propelbiofuels.com/content/about_our_fuel/) soy-based B99 is an easy product for me to find in Seattle.

The importance of cetane has been discussed on this board, but I didn't feel this posting really belonged in one of general, Sprinter areas.

I just thought it was interesting info to share.

My spam blocker grabbed the response. I didn't notice it until now.

From: Jeffrey [last name & email address redacted - jc]
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:36 AM
To: Jon Caples
Subject: cetane number

Jon, You recently sent a question about the cetane number for Propel’s B99. Petroleum diesel fuel generally has a cetane number around 40-46. Biodiesel must be a minimum of 47 to meet the ASTM standard for biodiesel. Propel’s B99 has a cetane number in the range of 52-55. Higher cetane helps ensure good cold start properties and better combustion, resulting in lower emissions. Thanks for your interest and please let me know if you have any other questions about our fuel.

All the best,

Jeff [last name redacted - jc]
Senior Scientist
Propel Biofuels
phone number redacted - jc

I decided to remove Jeff's last name, phone number an email address because I personally feel it's improper to post contact information w/o permission.

I feel that it's entirely proper to forward product information, company responses to questions etc.

Here is the link I used to submit the question: http://propelbiofuels.com/content/contact