Hello BESTers,

Several counties in northwest Oregon have initiated a requirement that all diesel fuel be mixed with a 2% biodiesel blend. On October 1, the entire state of Oregon will follow with a 2% biodiesel blend. These initiatives were part of a statewide renewable energy legislation that was passed in 2007 for Oregon. Hopefully this new policy will show the rest of the U.S. that a B2 blend for commercial diesel is possible on a large scale.


Source:, Published Jully 22, 2009

Eric Layton
Mechanical Engineering
University of Florida