Cleaner Biodiesel for Farm Equipment Demonstration Project

Location: California: San Joaquin Valley

EPA is providing a $100,000 grant with $160,000 in matching funds to Sustainable Conservation, a non-profit organization based in the San Joaquin Valley. This project will test the effectiveness of a fuel additive in agricultural equipment that reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) from biodiesel. Anticipated emissions reductions are a 10 percent for carbon monoxide, 15 percent for particulate matter, 10 percent for hydrocarbons, and 20 percent for sulfates. Most importantly, although there is typically a small increase in NOx from biodiesel, there is no increase in nitrogen oxide emissions with this additive.