Synthetic diesel or Fischer-Tropsch diesel can be produced from natural gas, coal-derived synthetic gas or biomass from biomass, in addition to traditional diesel from oil refining.

Biofuels that can be obtained from oily plants such as soybeans or palms are called biodiesel. Alternative diesel fuels can be mixed with traditional diesel fuel or used unchanged and alone in diesel engines because it has very little sulfur.

Diesel fuels are often replaced as a means of reducing dependence on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and only biodiesel can provide benefits for the dioxide cycle.

Diesel analysis