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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Tests have shown that using oxygenated diesel can dramatically cut harmful emissions of carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust particulates, and nitrogen oxide.
Oxygenated diesel is a proprietary blend of ethanol, diesel and special additive developed by the Pure Energy Corporation (United States Patent Number: 6017369).
While the ethanol industry commends the EPA's action, it noted that oxygenated diesel, a blend of ethanol and diesel, should help meet the new guidelines.
Several RFA members are currently involved in oxygenated diesel demonstrations and have successfully demonstrated significant tailpipe emissions reductions.
Oxygenated Diesel will help consumers and engine manufacturers by offering a cleaner burning fuel in response to tightening clean air regulations.
Pure Energy has a patent pending covering Oxygenated Diesel and after further testing and demonstration plans to commercialize the fuel in 2000 by working with industry partners in the U.
Yakobson continued, "From an environmental perspective, by simply blending Rentech diesel with commercial diesel, you produce an oxygenated diesel fuel with reduced emissions.
A method using Rentech's proprietary synthesis reactor to produce an oxygenated diesel fuel from an iron based catalyst which can be used as a blending stock to raise the quality of commercial grade diesel fuel.