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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 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 >>

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 >>

For a Great Meal, Cook on a Propane Grill

It still holds true that many professional barbecue masters prefer the taste of food prepared on a traditional charcoal barbecue. However, as time passes, more and more professionals and home grillers have begun to switch their opinions about the best form of cooking over to the propane grill. ...read more >>

The Merits of the Natural Gas Grill

Everyone likes a cookout or BBQ. To not like a cook out or BBQ is usually a sign of an aberrant social disorder. BBQ's have been a summer tradition for years in the United States. Older individuals will remember the early TV commercials in the 1950's that heralded the coming of the charcoal BBQ grill. And this grill was super popular and become part of the American cultural landscape for decades to come. ...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 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 >>

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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