Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS BIODIESEL
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– Biodiesel is a clean burning renewable fuel made using natural vegetable oils and fats.
– Biodiesel does not require modifications to a diesel engine to be used.
– Biodiesel has reduced exhaust emissions compared to petroleum diesel fuel.
– Biodiesel is intended to be used as a replacement for petroleum diesel fuel, or can be blended with petroleum diesel fuel in any proportion.
WHAT ‘IS NOT’ BIODIESEL
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Look Carefully! Many companies and groups improperly use the word biodiesel to describe diesel fuel replacement products they have developed. This creates significant confusion for consumers looking to purchase and use biodiesel. Some of these alternatives have not been properly tested and could lead to damage to vehicles. Below is some information to help distinguish real biodiesel from imposters.
Pro’s And Con’s
Advantages, Disadvantages and the Future of Biofuels
By Jared Skye
No fuel source is completely positive or completely negative. Consumers need to weigh the pros and cons of biofuels to determine whether they feel comfortable with this resource as an alternative to traditional fuels.
Biodiesel has several key advantages:
-Biodiesel is environmentally friendly.
-It can help reduce dependency on foreign oil.
-It helps to lubricate the engine itself, decreasing engine wear.
-It can be used in almost any diesel with little or no engine modification.
-It is safer than conventional diesel.…>>