What is the manufacturing process for biodiesel

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Fuel properties, quality and labeling

The mineral oil companies add up to 7% (B7) of biodiesel to conventional diesel without the vehicle owner having to observe any special technical requirements. In order to comply with the norm for fossil diesel fuel (DIN EN 590), the mineral oil manufacturers are only allowed to add biodiesel which in turn corresponds to the biodiesel norm DIN EN 14214. Both standards are fuel standards that are valid throughout Europe. With their inclusion in the Fuel Quality and Labeling Ordinance (10th BImSchV), these requirements are also anchored in law. If biodiesel is offered at public filling stations, there is an obligation to indicate the standard-compliant quality of the fuel by affixing a sticker.

Since October 2018, new fuel labeling requirements have applied in all 28 member states of the European Union, the EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. Petrol stations for various fuels (petrol, diesel, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas) must mark the fuel pumps and fuel nozzles with new uniform labels. The EU has summarized further information on labeling in an FAQ "EU fuel labeling: questions and answers".