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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.

The Propane Smoker and Alternative Methods of Cooking

Smoked meat just tastes phenomenal. Smoked meat has a unique taste that can not be adequately achieved by any other means. Sure, there are a hundred million different ways to cook chicken, fish and meat, but smoked meat has a unique quality about it. ...read more >>

Using a Propane Lantern

Getting back to nature is something many people enjoy. A camping trip can be great for an individual or a group. Of course, making sure you have the right gear is a must, if you want the trip to be successful. One of the items you want to be sure to carry is a propane lantern and plenty of fuel. ...read more >>

What Needs to Happen before Biodiesel Cars will Take Off in America?

Let's face it - when it comes to biodiesel cars, America has been traditionally left behind. Perhaps it is a product of our consistently low gasoline prices, or maybe it is because American car designers have no idea what they are doing when they make a new diesel engine. ...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 Sense of a Propane Fireplace

A fireplace has a romantic homey quality to it that can provide a relaxing atmosphere within the confines of one's own home. ...read more >>

Factors in Biodiesel Pricing

As the expansion of the use of alternative fuels continues, there have been questions about the reasons why biodiesel pricing is at the current level. Actually, there are a number of factors that help to dictate the costs of biodiesel fuel. Here are a couple of examples. ...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 >>

Keep You and Your Family Warm on Chilly Evenings with a Propane Patio Heater

If you are one of the millions of people who have devoted considerable time to making sure your back yard landscaping is in a state of absolute perfection and beauty, you have every reason to want to spend as much time as possible outside. During the day is no problem since the sun is usually shining away, keeping you and your vegetation warm and toasty until the sun sets. However, in many places, once the daylight comes to a close, the temperatures will begin to drop dramatically. The wintertime is one part of the year when this is especially true, as the setting sun can bring along cooler temperatures which makes going outside at night rather uncomfortable. Luckily enough, if you enjoy the outdoors and want to spend as much time outside as you possibly can, then purchasing a propane patio heater is a must. A propane patio heater is a product which you can use to heat the exterior of your home with the heat giving properties associated with propane. Easy to set up and use, a propane patio heater is a great investment to make a home more usable and friendly to both indoor and outdoor environments. ...read more >>

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