As far as fuel
, a diesel running a generator
is no different than a diesel running a prop.
Biodiesel is usually added to diesel, not run 100%. Biodiesel decomposes faster than diesel, attracts water
, and allows organisms to grow faster than petroleum diesel. It also acts as a solvent, cleaning
tank sludge that then plugs filters.
If you're running 100% biodiesel, you need to use it or loose it. It doesn't store well. And the hoses and seals
in the fuel
system need to be rated for Biodiesel or they will degrade. Engines running biodiesel usually have a black goo buildup in the injector pump
that makes it thru the filters.
Biodiesel quality varies widely depending who or what company makes it. Some carries a fine grit that passes thru the filters and leaves the injector pump
insides looking like they were sandblasted.