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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It is critical that the company continue to educate alternative fuel clients about the advantages of biodiesel over other fuels, particularly non-renewable petroleum products.
However, there are many advantages of biodiesels such as their non-toxicity, lower sulphur levels and higher cetane numbers [9, 10, H].