MLA and its partners have successfully developed a process and formula for a B5, B20 and B100 Biodiesel additive. The additive overcomes crystallisation and cloud-point issues associated with tallow-based biodiesel. The additive lowers the cloud point of animal fatbased biodiesel from 50 degrees to 21 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees to minus 6 degrees Celsius).
This technology increases the potential for using biodiesel made from animal fats in the winter and in colder climates. This is critical for the extended applicability of tallow-based biodiesels and will potentially drive the demand for tallow as a biodiesel feed-stock.