Biodiesel B20

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Biodiesel B20
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one liter of combusted fuel
Total:2.15 kg CO₂e
2,150 gCO₂e
 • Usage:2.15 kg CO₂e
2,150 gCO₂e
Source: EIA[1]

Biodiesel B20 is a diesel fuel consisting of 80% petroleum-derived diesel and 20% biodiesel derived from vegetable oil or animal fat. Burning biodiesel B20 releases 2.15 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG). This does not include GHG from the production or transport of the fuel. The GHG emissions from the combustion of the biofuel portion is not included in the emissions data. The total emissions, including the biofuels portion, is 2.65 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG).

The environmental impact information on this page is from the United States Department of Energy Information Administration (EIA) website.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Liquid fuels - comparison of the environmental impacts of liquid fuels


  1. 1.0 1.1 How much carbon dioxide is produced by burning gasoline and diesel fuel? Updated May 6, 2016. Accessed March 29, 2017. [Archived]