About Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a diesel fuel alternative that can be made from a variety of different oil sources, such as recycled waste vegetable oil, canola, soybean oil, algae, or animal fat. It can be used in most diesel engines with little or no modifications required, and can be used alone or blended with petroleum diesel in any proportion. Please visit our Using Biodiesel page for more information about getting started with biodiesel in your car or truck.

Use of high-quality, sustainably-produced biodiesel offers many benefits-- including improved air quality, carbon neutrality, safer handling, support of local agriculture, and reduced engine wear. Check out our Benefits of Biodiesel page to find out why we love biodiesel!

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Biodiesel is NOT the same as straight vegetable oil, which requires fuel system modifications in order to run in conventional diesel cars and trucks. It is also NOT the same as ethanol, which is a corn-based alternative fuel that can be used in certain gasoline engines. Not all biofuels are created equal! Dogpatch Biofuels carries only B99.9 biodiesel made from sustainable sources, because we feel it is currently the only commercially-available alternative fuel that is truly good for the environment and easy to use at the same time.

Commercial biodiesel is subject to standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The National Biodiesel Board's ASTM-D6751 Specifications Sheet has more information on the specific standards for B99.9 (99.9%) biodiesel. Dogpatch Biofuels only sells high-quality, professionally-produced biodiesel that meets these standards.

To find out where else you can get high-quality, sustainable biodiesel in the San Francisco Bay Area, see our Bay Area Resources page.

Biodiesel alone can't cure our energy crisis, but if produced and used in a sustainable manner, it can serve as an important part of a viable, renewable, and environmentally-sound energy future. We sell biodiesel because we have researched it thoroughly, we have used it in our own vehicles for years, and we know that it serves the greater good when produced and managed properly. We are locally-owned and operated, and quality and sustainability are our highest priorities. We're not your average filling station.