SRS International Biodiesel
What is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced
from domestic, renewable resources. It contains no petroleum, but can be
blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel
blend. Biodiesel can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines
with little or no modifications. It's simple to use, biodegradable,
nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
The History of Biodiesel
original biodiesel engine was designed by Rudolf Diesel of Augsburg,
Germany in the year 1900. He debuted his prototype engine at the
World's Exhibition in Paris, France where he used peanut oil, the first
biodiesel. Vegetable oils were used until the 1920's when an alteration
to the original engine allowed it to use petroleum diesel. The diesel
engine during this time had gained acceptance in the marketplace,
however biodiesel never did. The first biodiesel engine was originally
intended for use with vegetable oils and animal fats, however because of
the low cost of fossil fuels back in those days, Rudolph Diesel's
engine never really came to fruition.
fuels such as biodiesel have been around for years but seem to gain
more acceptance during times of fuel shortages such as in the 1970's and
even today with high gasoline pump prices.
Biodiesel is a viable alternative to gasoline because it provides
better fuel efficiency and burns cleaner, making it good for the
environment. It also has a greater lubricity than traditional gasoline
making engines last longer. Biodiesel's unit value or it's energy per
unit is actually greater than gasoline which allows you to go further on
a gallon of diesel fuel.
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