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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Another bio-diesel benefit is the oil acts as an engine lubricant, extending the engine's life.
Currently, the Kyoto municipal government collects used oil from households and has the private sector recycle it as bio-diesel fuel, which is used in 75 city-run buses and 220 garbage collection vehicles.
A 30 percent blend indicates that the fuel includes 30 percent bio-diesel and 70 percent conventional diesel.
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"I bought the bio-diesel for 75p a litre from a warehouse and, overall, saved about pounds 50.
The 35MW power Milford Haven plant would have produced enough energy to power the equivalent of 60,000 homes and would also have made about 200,000 tonnes of bio-diesel annually, for the local refineries.
The tree grows in tropical regions and produces inedible vegetable oil that can be refined into high quality bio-diesel, as it is in Middlesbrough.
Bio-diesel is made from vegetable oils or animal fats and is biodegradable, non-toxic and emits much fewer emissions than normal diesel.
Bio Solutions provides EERC with the option to convert the yellow grease to bio-diesel fuel (B100 grade) during the spring and summer months when demand for heating oils is not at a premium.
The facility will run on roughly 400,000 gallons per month of bio-diesel locally produced by Safe-Fuels and produce enough power for 1,500 homes on a constant basis.
Julie said the company is looking for a partner to cooperate in the development of bio-diesel industry in the country.