How to use Biodiesel in a sentence
Biodiesel blends can also be used in a standard oil fired furnace or boiler, making it an alternative fuel source for heating residential homes.
The energy content of biodiesel is about 90 percent that of petroleum diesel is about 90 percent that of petroleum diesel.
Can be used in a diesel engine with a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum without any modification to the engine.
Studies have shown that biodiesel from virgin vegetable oil reduces carbon dioxide emissions and petroleum consumption when used in place of petroleum diesel.
In 2003, the Marine Corps used 844,000 gallons of B20 biodiesel, says retired Navy Cmdr.Advertisement
Biodiesel can also be mixed, at any ratio, with conventional petroleum diesel can also be mixed, at any ratio, with conventional petroleum diesel.
The figure below shows the chemical process for methyl ester biodiesel.
Current biodiesel production technology reacts soy oil with methanol using toxic, corrosive and flammable sodium methoxide as a catalyst.
And although biodiesel is cleaner than diesel, ethanol is not; it generates mutagens and carcinogens and increases ozone levels in the atmosphere.
As an added bonus the farming communities of Germany & France are very happy indeed growing rapeseed and sunflower energy crops for biodiesel production!Advertisement
By volume, the biodiesel produced from the waste vegetable oil could displace just under 0.6% of this diesel.
As an added bonus the farming communities of Germany & France are very happy indeed growing rapeseed and sunflower energy crops for biodiesel production !
Other bits and bobs A hydrometer is a good piece of kit to have to measure the specific gravity of the biodiesel.
Biodiesel is produced from soybeans, vegetable oil or used restaurant grease, that includes animal fat.
Sunflower oil and palm oil are used to produce biodiesel fuels.Advertisement
Soybeans are used to produce a clean-burning fuel alternative called biodiesel.
Within the next fifteen years the country expects to substitute biodiesel for at least twenty percent of its conventional diesel.
In 1999, The National Biodiesel Board reported that 500,000 gallons, or 32.6 barrels, per day were produced.
In 2000, production increased to 6.7 million gallons, or 437 barrels, per day of biodiesel.
Biodiesel is created by removing glycerin from soybean oil.Advertisement
Biodiesel is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency as a pure fuel or as a fuel additive.
This is due to the fact that growing soybeans consumes nearly four times as much CO2 as the amount of CO2 produced from biodiesel exhaust.
It is also possible to convert biomass to other forms of useable energy, such as methane, biodiesel, and ethanol.
Ethanol and biodiesel are two examples of relatively low impact uses of biomas.
Researchers have found that biodiesel can be used alone, or it can be combined with petrodiesel.Advertisement
Moreover, only renewable domestic biodiesel fuel is used during vehicle travel, including bike and Nordic ski races.
Does not contain any petroleum, but it can be blended with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend.
Interest was renewed in biodiesel in the mid-1970s when the energy shortage occurred, and gas prices surged upward throughout the United States.
Sometimes the average consumer has trouble locating a distributor of soybean fuel and finding places to purchase biodiesel.
One drawback is that biodiesel made from soybeans costs a significant amount to produce in large quantities.
Additionally scientists found that by combining alcohol with animal fat or vegetable oil they can generate another type of fuel called biodiesel.
According to Amerigreen, if all households using heating oil used a B5 blend ( 5 percent biodiesel, 95 percent heating oil), 400,000,000 gallons of heating oil could be conserved.
Biomass is any organic material produced by animals and plants, such as crops, wood, manure, municipal solid waste, ethanol, methane, and biodiesel.