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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 >>

Let Go of Tradition with a Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater

Sometimes it is difficult to forgo tradition and accept something new and innovative even when the innovation is helpful. It has been said that when people find themselves in a comfort zone, they are very resistant to moving out of that comfort zone. And then there are the daring, who embrace new things and reap the rewards. ...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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Having a Portable Propane Heater Next to You on a Cold Night Could Save Your Life

Along with things like food and water, one of the most important aspects of life that humans need is heat and warmth. Without a good source of heat to help keep us warm, nasty stuff like hyperthermia will begin to set in and eventually lead to our demise. ...read more >>

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