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Tanks Direct, a company that provides materials and services to critical infrastructure industries, remains open for business during the COVID-19 outbreak, and has implemented several cautionary procedures to promote the health and safety of everyone. We are limiting visitors to our office but can be reached digitally until further notice. How can we help?

Biodiesel Tanks from Tanks Direct

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Fuel tanks at the Delaware Department of Transportation fueling station.

Fuel efficiency is increasingly becoming a priority in the automotive and trucking industries, and with new regulations for fuel economy on the horizon in both industries, it’s also becoming a necessity. With this in mind, the Delaware Department of Transportation asked Tanks Direct to help design and build a complete turnkey solution for its fueling station in New Castle County, De. Working together with affiliate Shelters Direct, which provided a 40′ x 70′ pre-engineered steel canopy, Tanks Direct provided a 6,000 gallon double-wall gasoline tank as well as a 12,000 gallon double-wall UL 142 soy biodiesel tank. Tanks Direct also received a hand from Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, which engineered the design of this project.

Soy biodiesel, also known simply as biodiesel, is an alternative fuel made partially from vegetable oils such as soybean oil. This oil is added to a mix of methanol and sodium hydroxide. This produces glycerine, which is used to make soap and other products, as well as methyl esters, also known as biodiesel.

There are many advantages to biodiesel, one of the most notable being that it burns cleaner than traditional petroleum based fuel, as it releases no sulfur oxides and sulfates, which are found in acid rain. It’s non-toxic and biodegradable in its pure form, but can also be blended with regular diesel in any ratio. Even blended fuels provide benefits to diesel engines, a significant one being the lubricating qualities of biodiesel, which enable the engine to run cleaner and more efficiently for a longer period of time. Biodiesel can also be used in all diesel engines without the need for retrofitting.

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Biodiesel and gasoline fuel tanks.




A quick breakdown of our company:

  • Nationwide supplier of storage tanks and vessels for 20 years.

  • Nationwide installer of storage tanks and vessels since 1997.

  • Distributor for over 55 storage tank and related accessory manufacturers.

  • Industry leader since 1993.

As a distributor and installer, we know everything there is to know about the business, which allows us to offer the best quality tanks and proper installation services. Our dual role also makes our services more cost-efficient, and allows you to cut out the hassle of working with independent distributors and installers.

Our status as a national distributor for over 55 storage tank and related accessory manufacturers means we offer a wide variety of tank solutions that are guaranteed to fit your needs, and our emphasis on customer service makes us one of the leading distributors in the industry. We’re focused on providing the best products and services to the consumer in order to remain one of the industry leaders.

We strive for complete customer satisfaction, and with our 20 years of experience, we think you’ll notice the difference you get with us. Let Tanks Direct be your first choice for all of your tank and storage system needs.


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