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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.

What Problems May Biodiesel Trucks Face in the Future

Although the technology has almost an unlimited amount of potential, there are still quite a few pitfalls that may face biodiesel trucks as more and more people turn to them as a viable alternative to regular diesel trucks. If you are considering using biodiesel in your truck, then you had better read on to find out about some of the more common side effects that may occur as a result of using this relatively new technology. ...read more >>

Biodiesel Production - What Do You Use?

When it comes to biodiesel production, one of the first questions asked by the curious is what can be used to make biodiesel fuels. The fact is there are several different that can be used as the basis for biodiesel, all of which are in plentiful supply and are considered to be ongoing renewable substances. Here are some examples of the substance, of feedstocks, that are used in the making of biodiesel fuel. ...read more >>

Why a Propane Fire Pit is Perfect for Outdoor Use

Cool evenings outside can be cozy, especially if there is a nice fire to gather around. Of course, having a fire outside requires preparing a pit, gathering wood, using something for kindling, lighting a fire and then feeding it so it will not go out until you are ready. Then there is the option of a propane fire pit. ...read more >>

What is Different About Biodiesel Engines?

You may have heard that biodiesel engines require a few specific alternations from the conventional fossil fuel burning engines most of us use. Here are some examples of the ways that engines that use biodiesel fuel differ from the more common engine types. ...read more >>

The Safe Bet of the Propane Grill

Sometimes there is that unique individual who decides that the proper way to barbeque food on a grill involves making a raging fire that can be seen from one hundred miles away. Despite the fact that the food cooked on such a fire tastes like, well, food that has been burned beyond recognition, the chef will insist that the food is good enough to eat. (It isn't) Now, while one can do very little to cure such an individual of their pyromaniacle food tendencies, one can make an environment where there will be no danger of a fire raging out of control. This safety net is the safety net of the propane grill. ...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 >>

Ways to Use a Natural Gas Heater Around the House

One of the great things about natural gas is that it can be used in so many ways. No longer limited to just the indoors, a natural gas heater can help you enjoy all your property to the fullest. ...read more >>

Natural Gas Generator Back-Up Plan

You're almost finished with the book. It is probably the best murder mystery you have ever read. It is the most page turning of page turners that you ever spent twenty-seven dollars for. And you never even buy hardcovers, but this book came with the newspaper reviewer's highest rating. It looks like the finale to the mystery is...Hey! Wait a minute! What happened to the lights? ...read more >>

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