WOLVEGA, NETHERLANDS - Vitablend has introduced Bioprotect 350, a liquid antioxidant additive designed to increase the shelf life of biodiesel and prevent engine damage arising from biodiesel oxidation.           

The product recently drew "no harm" status from third-party testing at Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitäts management Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM). "This certification demonstrates exceptionally high antioxidant potency without compromise to the integrity of the diesel engines performance," the company said. 

"Our expertise is built on years of formulating stable synergistic antioxidant products for the vegetable oil industry and many other diverse applications," Vitablend added. 

Vitablend Bioprotect 350 is a readily miscible liquid antioxidant designed for easy blending into biodiesel without the need for weighing, diluting and adding dry ingredients. The product contains TBHQ, which works as a free radical quencher that inhibits oxidative propagation and delays the formation of damaging by-products such as fatty acids, ketones and gums.