Classing biofuels as dangerous goods

Discusses whether the 3 most common biofuels are classed as dangerous goods (note 16).



This note gives guidance on the 3 most common types of biofuels and whether they are classed as dangerous goods for transportation.

The biofuels discussed are:

  • biodiesel
  • bioethanol
  • vegetable oil

This guidance was published in January 2013 and revised in February 2020. It is due for revision in December 2022.

See further guidance notes on transporting all other classes of dangerous goods.

Published 7 January 2013
Last updated 20 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated per regular guidance review.

  2. First published.