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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 >>

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 >>

For Camping or Home Use, a Portable Propane Generator Can Supply You With Power Wherever You Need it Most

Whether you live in the middle of a rural area or if you are a big fan of camping, you know that taking gear with you that requires more electricity than a battery can provide is a real problem. Electronics need that continuous flow of electrons which we take for granted in our homes and apartments in the cities and suburbs of America. ...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 >>

What is a Propane Refrigerator?

Most of us are familiar with various propane appliances that are used for heat, light, or cooking. A propane refrigerator, on the other hand, is not quite so well known. What is a propane refrigerator, and how does it work? ...read more >>

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