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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 >>

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 >>

What You Should Know About Biodiesel Benefits

Biodiesel benefits have continued to appear as interest in and development of biodiesel fuels has grown. Here are some of the advantages to using biodiesel fuel that we are just beginning to understand and appreciate. ...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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The Reliability of a Propane Pool Heater

It's ninety-nine degrees in the shade, so you decide to deal with the rather uncomfortable situation by jumping into the water of your swimming pool. Not a bad idea right? So, you dive in and end up really wishing you didn't because the temperature of the water is so cold that you think you leapt out of the heat and into the ice age. ...read more >>

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