About Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel produced from domestic, cialis renewable resources like natural oils, malady waste restaurant grease, algae and other oil sources. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications, is biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.

How Biodiesel Is Made

Biodiesel is made by blending and heating vegetable oil with methanol and lye, which act as catalysts to break down the long hydrocarbon chain. The catalyst separates the glycerin (heavier part of oil) and leave behind methyl ester, which is commonly referred to as Biodiesel. Biodiesel blends refer to a fuel that is composed of part pure biodiesel and part petroleum diesel. For example, B100 is pure biodiesel and B20 is a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel fuel.

Biodiesel Uses

Biodiesel and biodiesel blends can be used in all compression-ignition engines that were designed to be operated on diesel fuel, such as diesel-powered cars, trucks, buses, tractors, boats, shipping equipment, irrigation systems, mining equipment, and electrical generators.

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