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What You Need to Know About Biodiesel Fuels

If you are the kind of person who would go to all lengths in order to ensure the health and safety of our planet, you may want to think twice about purchasing that hybrid and instead select a vehicle that runs on biodiesel fuels. While hybrid vehicles like the Prius are all well and good, and do get a fantastic amount of mileage, they are far inferior to vehicles that run on biodiesel when you consider their impact on the environment.

Hybrids, you see, still require petroleum based products like gasoline and oil in order to run - so they still produce quite a few pollutants. And that is not even taking into account the toxicity of the battery and the large amounts of electromagnetic radiation produced by a hybrid, both of which are factors associated with its electric motors.

Cars and trucks that run on biodiesel oils and fuels on the other hand are almost totally clean burning because they use natural materials as a substitute for highly refined petroleum based substances. While a hybrid is busy getting sixty or seventy miles per gallon, an automobile using a biodiesel will produce as much as sixty percent less pollutants over practically the same distance. As you can see, biodiesel is a much cleaner burning fuel.

One of the truly amazing factors about biodiesel is that it can be made from practically anything. While most biological fuels in America are made from oil feedstock, companies have also successfully shown that they can produce biodiesel from waste vegetable oil, animal fats, treated sewage, and practically even from thin air. This means that biodiesel can potentially be extremely cheap over the long term because there are so many sources for production. Finally, any car, truck or boat with a diesel engine can run on biodiesel fuels automatically - there are no additional parts that you have to purchase for your vehicle, making it a cheap and effective solution for those who want to protect the environment.

Portable Propane Heater - Handy in Many Ways

Using propane in place of natural gas is an idea that is familiar to many of us. One of the most versatile types of propane appliances on the market today is the portable propane heater. Here's a few scenarios in which a portable propane heater can be a great asset. ...read more >>

What is Liquefied Natural Gas and How is it Used?

Most of us have a good idea of what natural gas is; we use it in our homes for cooking, heating and ensuring we have enough hot water for our needs. But what is liquefied natural gas and what can be done with it? ...read more >>

Maintaining Your Natural Gas Furnace

As the proud owner of a natural gas furnace, you are very much aware of the many advantages your system has over other types of heating systems. As an example, you already know that a natural gas furnace is the perfect fit for a homeowner who wants a heating alternative that is clean, reliable, and cost-effective. When it comes to energy consumption, the fact that a natural gas furnace uses much less energy in producing heat for your home was one of the main reasons you decided to go with gas heat. ...read more >>

How to Turn Your Typical Boat into a Biodiesel Boat

Back in January of this year, a man by the name of Peter Bethune took the world of boating to a whole new level with his "homemade" biodiesel boat. To many onlookers in Seattle, it was an absolutely amazing sight to see this radically shaped boat simply cut through the waves at incredibly high speeds. ...read more >>

The Merits of the Natural Gas Grill

Everyone likes a cookout or BBQ. To not like a cook out or BBQ is usually a sign of an aberrant social disorder. BBQ's have been a summer tradition for years in the United States. Older individuals will remember the early TV commercials in the 1950's that heralded the coming of the charcoal BBQ grill. And this grill was super popular and become part of the American cultural landscape for decades to come. ...read more >>

What Biodiesel Problems Loom on the Horizon?

It is to be expected that we will encounter biodiesel problems as a greater emphasis on the production of this alternative form of fuel is pursued. Here are some examples of issues that are faced today in the manufacturing and the consumption of biodiesel as an alternative to using petroleum based fuels. ...read more >>

Conserve Natural Gas and Electricity with a Propane Pool Heater

If you own a pool, you can certainly attest to how expensive it is to keep that pool heated. In the summer time it is certainly no problem, as you can simply slip the solar cover right on top of the water. The sun's rays will do all of the work for you and keep the pool nice and toasty. However, in the winter time, if you are looking for a nice warm place to take a dip, oftentimes a solar cover is not going to cut it. ...read more >>

Choosing the Right Natural Gas Detector for Your Home

For the most part, natural gas is a perfectly safe heating alternative. However, there is always the chance of a gas leak occurring at some point in the life of your heating systems. Your local gas company is ever on the watch for anything that might appear to indicate a gas leak, but there is a step you can take to protect you and your loved ones: purchase a natural gas detector. ...read more >>

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