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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The Natural Gas Fireplace Alternative

Many people would love to have a fireplace, but for a number of reasons are not able to. One of the major concerns many have about fireplaces is the worry that it could end up being a fire hazard. This is not paranoia, but a valid concern. So, people end up going without ever having that fireplace they dreamed of. Some people, however, persevere and utilize an alternative to the traditional fireplace. ...read more >>

Perfect for Camping, a Propane Lantern Allows You to Stay Up After the Sun has Set

Camping is a great pastime that people from all walks of life can enjoy. You can camp with your family or friends, or if you are daring, you can head out to a campsite by yourself. Furthermore, you can head out on a long hiking path and, instead of turning back after you have been walking for half of a day, simply continue on your trek and camp out in the wilderness for the night. ...read more >>

The Safety Net of the Portable Propane Generator

Why is the portable propane generator such an important device to have in one's home? ...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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