BioDiesel Versus Diesel

With climate change and renewable energy sources being a priority for the last few years, the use of biodiesel has risen in popularity.  Made from modified vegetable oils and mixed with diesel, biodiesel is biodegradable and can be grown in the U.S., thus reducing our dependence on foreign oil sources.

Over the past six years, production of biodiesels has grown as both federal and state governments offer incentives to make the switch.  Blends are used most often as either B-5 of B-20, and smaller blends such as B-2 are used as additives to improve engine performance and longevity.

The Environmental Protection Agency indicates that biodiesel fuels emit 11% less carbon monoxide and 10% less particulate matter than diesel which reduces tailpipe emissions and the amount of soot released into the atmosphere.

One potential downside is the quality of available biodiesels.  Fueling stations must be diligent in their storage methods.  Since it’s made from vegetable-based products, correct storage temperature is imperative.  If stored too warm, mold will be able to grow; if too cold, biodiesel can thicken and flow rate will be greatly reduced.

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