report no. 9/09

21 Nov 2009

This report provides guidance on the handling and blending of Fatty Acid MethylEsters (FAME), as a neat product and at concentrations up to 10% v/v in diesel fuel.The major challenges associated with diesel fuels containing FAME are discussedas they relate to the conformity of the finished fuel to typical specifications,especially those in the European standard for automotive diesel (EN 590). Thisreport focuses on the production, blending, distribution, and supply of dieselcontaining up to 10% v/v FAME as well as the storage and handling of neat FAMEbut does not address vehicle-related issues with the use of diesel fuels containingFAME. The potential future production and use of Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEE) indiesel fuel is also discussed.