From January 1st 2011, and possibly sooner – Class D Gas Oil supplied in Britain, primarily used at commercial installations, could contain up to 7% FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester, a liquid biodiesel), as driven by the introduction of the European Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuels Quality Directive. This doesn’t however affect boilers and cookers using Kerosene.
Because FAME biodiesel is hygroscopic, it attracts moisture, and the intention is to clean water out of storage tanks, which can damage filters and equipment. Any potential problems can be avoided by regular maintenance however, and during the summer months is a good time to get the equipment serviced. Oil tanks should be inspected to be sure they are water-free, and the oil line ancilliary equipment, oil lines and fuel pumps need to be checked to make sure they are biodiesel compatible.
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