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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.

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Advantages of a Gas Hot Water Heater

When it comes time to replace your existing water heater, you have several options available. For many people, the purchase of choice is a gas hot water heater. Here's a few reasons why more and more people are choosing gas units to heat the water for their homes. ...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 >>

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