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Biodiesel


Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative fuel produced from renewable resources. Biodiesel is a fuel made from mixing vegetable oil and alcohol in the presence of a catalyst. The fuel resulting from the chemical reaction is a good substitute for conventional diesel fuel. Byproducts of its production are biodiesel, fertilizer, glycerin, and recovered alcohol. Nothing is wasted. It can be used pure or “neat” (called B100) or, more typically, blended with petroleum diesel fuel in 5% (B5), 20% (B20), or other proportions before sale to the final user.

The use of biodiesel creates less environmental impacts than petroleum oils. Burning biodiesel reduces pollution and carbon output. Biodiesel is environmentally safer than petro-diesel.  Biodiesel has the highest energy balance (3.5) of any other fuel.

Biodiesel can be used in diesel engines (cars, trucks, busses, construction equipment), in jet engines, and, in heating and electricity generating systems