biodiesel

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biodiesel

An alternative fuel for internal combustion engines, which is produced from soybean, rapeseed, corn and other plant oils, as well as animal fats.

Pros
Fewer sulphur fumes, particulate matter,and carcinogens when subjected to internal combustion than petroleum-based fuels.
 
Cons
Unlikely to replace petroleum products given the potential demand; high costs of producing biodiesel from food crops.
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One of the biggest advantages of biodiesel, compared to many other alternative transportation fuels, is that it can be used in existing diesel engines, which relieves automotive manufacturers of having to make costly engine modifications.
A report by the Environmental Protection Agency verified the advantages of biodiesel over petroleum diesel.
Joseph LaStella, President of GSPI, stated, "It seems that the media, Washington and Wall Street have all finally discovered the enormous advantages of biodiesel in connection with energy independence.