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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.

Portable Propane Heater - Handy in Many Ways

Using propane in place of natural gas is an idea that is familiar to many of us. One of the most versatile types of propane appliances on the market today is the portable propane heater. Here's a few scenarios in which a portable propane heater can be a great asset. ...read more >>

Why a Propane Fire Pit is Perfect for Outdoor Use

Cool evenings outside can be cozy, especially if there is a nice fire to gather around. Of course, having a fire outside requires preparing a pit, gathering wood, using something for kindling, lighting a fire and then feeding it so it will not go out until you are ready. Then there is the option of a propane fire pit. ...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 >>

Conserve Natural Gas and Electricity with a Propane Pool Heater

If you own a pool, you can certainly attest to how expensive it is to keep that pool heated. In the summer time it is certainly no problem, as you can simply slip the solar cover right on top of the water. The sun's rays will do all of the work for you and keep the pool nice and toasty. However, in the winter time, if you are looking for a nice warm place to take a dip, oftentimes a solar cover is not going to cut it. ...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 >>

Choosing the Right Natural Gas Detector for Your Home

For the most part, natural gas is a perfectly safe heating alternative. However, there is always the chance of a gas leak occurring at some point in the life of your heating systems. Your local gas company is ever on the watch for anything that might appear to indicate a gas leak, but there is a step you can take to protect you and your loved ones: purchase a natural gas detector. ...read more >>

For Grilling Perfection, Consider Investing in a Propane Fire Pit

Even though most people who barbecue on an amateur level at home prefer a propane grill or a charcoal powered classic Weber barbecue, the professionals usually insist on something with a bit more kick to it. ...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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