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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.

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 >>

Advantages of Owning a Propane Patio Heater

We all enjoy using our patios in the warm days of summer. But sometimes those evenings and weekends during the spring and autumn are just a little too cool to utilize our patios and still be comfortable. The obvious solution for this problem is to purchase a propane patio heater. ...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 >>

Natural Gas Generator Back-Up Plan

You're almost finished with the book. It is probably the best murder mystery you have ever read. It is the most page turning of page turners that you ever spent twenty-seven dollars for. And you never even buy hardcovers, but this book came with the newspaper reviewer's highest rating. It looks like the finale to the mystery is...Hey! Wait a minute! What happened to the lights? ...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 >>

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 >>

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