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Jun
13
biodiesel-myth

Biodiesel Myths

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MYTH #1: Biodiesel will ruin your engine. As long as your vehicle has a diesel engine, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be fine running on biodiesel without modification. The myth that biodiesel will ruin your engine is based on a few things. Many vehicles made before 1990 have natural rubber compounds that biodiesel is thought to degrade over time. Using lower blends of biodiesel decrease the chance that this will happen. In addition, Continue Reading…

Jun
3

The Basics of Biodiesel Kits

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Ingredients With a biodiesel kit, you will still need the following ingredients: waste vegetable oil (WVO), methanol (racing fuel), sodium hydroxide (household lye) and water. Local and continuous supply of discarded cooking oil (managers of fast food restaurants) – WVO- waste vegetable oil. Can include lard and other kitchen grease. It is usually dumped into storage tanks at the backs of restaurants and they pay to remove it so they’ll be happy if you take Continue Reading…

Jun
3

Biodiesel pros and cons

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More and more people are starting to use biodiesel to fuel their engines. Saving money, environmental concerns, and fear of depleting resources are all reasons motivating many to turn away from petroleum based fuel. Although biodiesel has many benefits, it is still relatively new and not “perfected”. Here are some of pros and cons of to consider before using biodiesel: Pros of Biodiesel 1. Less toxic than regular diesel With biodiesel, far less emissions of Continue Reading…

May
31

What is Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be used to operate vehicles with diesel engines. It is much better for the environment that petroleum diesel because it is non-toxic, biodegradable, and nearly free of sulfur and aromatics. Using biodiesel also prevents dependence on foreign sources of oil. Biodiesel is made from regular cooking oils (such as vegetable oil and the like) that undergo a process called “transesterification.” During transesterification glycerin is separated from the fat Continue Reading…

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