What is biodiesel?
Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel,
produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel
contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level
with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be
used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or
no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable,
nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
Why should I use biodiesel?
Biodiesel is better for the
environment because it is made from renewable resources and
has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less
toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar.
Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as
soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil
and contributes to our own economy.
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