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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.

Are Biodiesel Conversion Kits Really Necessary?

In a world that is looking for all kinds of other options as we begin to drift away from gasoline powered cars, biodiesel conversion kits are starting to fly off the shelves of auto parts shops. But are these conversion kits really necessary? Do you actually need one if you want to run your car, truck or boat on biodiesel? Are conversion kits any help if you want to get extra mileage out of your existing diesel automobile? ...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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

What is a Propane Refrigerator?

Most of us are familiar with various propane appliances that are used for heat, light, or cooking. A propane refrigerator, on the other hand, is not quite so well known. What is a propane refrigerator, and how does it work? ...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 >>

The Reliability of a Propane Pool Heater

It's ninety-nine degrees in the shade, so you decide to deal with the rather uncomfortable situation by jumping into the water of your swimming pool. Not a bad idea right? So, you dive in and end up really wishing you didn't because the temperature of the water is so cold that you think you leapt out of the heat and into the ice age. ...read more >>

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