Biofuels have been around for centuries and have been used as a source of energy since the time of ancient Egypt. However, it wasn't until recently that scientists started to understand the true potential of biofuel. Today, it's being used more than ever before and is changing the world by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Here are just some of the ways that biofuel is changing our planet:
Biofuel is a renewable resource, which means it can be produced repeatedly.
Biofuel is a renewable resource, which means it can be produced repeatedly. This is a big deal because if we were only using fossil fuels—such as oil and coal—we would eventually run out of them. We need biofuel to keep the world running because it’s an alternative energy source that will never run out!
It doesn’t matter if you live in New York City or Bangkok, Thailand; you can grow biofuels around your house. You don't even have to have any land at all: some plants grow on rooftops! Biofuel production facilities can also be built near urban centers so they're accessible for people who live close by but don't have easy access to rural areas where most of the fuel comes from (like corn).
It is considered a clean fuel, even when compared to fossil fuels.
The process of turning biodiesel into fuel begins with a base oil, which is then mixed with chemicals that can be found in your home. This mixture creates a substance called glycerin, which is then heated and filtered through water. The end result is biodiesel—a clean-burning fuel that can be used to power vehicles or even aircrafts!
It's important to note that biofuel doesn't just burn cleaner than fossil fuels; it also has fewer emissions than conventional diesel fuel—and it's biodegradable!
Biofuel is biodegradable and is less likely to cause environmental damage than other fossil fuels.
Biofuel is biodegradable and is less likely to cause environmental damage than other fossil fuels. Biodiesel, for example, is made from renewable resources like vegetable oils and animal fats. It also has a much lower carbon footprint than other fuel sources such as coal or oil.
It's safer to use and transport than petroleum.
Because biodiesel is made from plants, it's a non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-explosive fuel. This means that you don't have to worry about the safety of your family or the environment when you use biodiesel in your car.
Biodiesel also has a higher flash point than petroleum diesel: its vapors don't ignite at temperatures below 150 degrees Fahrenheit—which makes it less flammable than petroleum diesel.
And when you burn biodiesel, emissions are less harmful to the environment than those of petroleum diesel.
It can be used in existing engines with only minor modifications.
You can use biodiesel in any vehicle that runs on diesel fuel. This includes cars, trucks, boats and planes—even tractors and backhoes!
To modify your engine for biodiesel:
Replace the spark plugs with platinum-tipped ones.
Install a high-pressure fuel pump at the tank opening where you add biodiesel.
Use a hydrotrope to clean rust out of your tank every few months (or whenever you drain it).
Biofuels are cheap and easy to produce.
Biofuels are cheap and easy to produce.
In the US, biodiesel costs $1.50 less per gallon than petroleum diesel. That's a pretty good deal considering that biodiesel is made from renewable sources such as vegetable oil or animal fat, while petroleum comes from fossilized organic matter like plants and animals that were buried underground millions of years ago. Similarly, ethanol has been shown to be cheaper than gasoline in many regions of the United States—$1–2 less per gallon on average—and it's even cheaper than diesel in some areas! This makes it an attractive option for both consumers and businesses alike because there aren't any major barriers to adoption: if a person needs more energy in their car but can’t afford traditional fuels like gasoline or diesel then they might try getting some biofuel instead (especially if they live somewhere where ethanol costs less). The same goes for companies who want cleaner engines but don’t want their customers paying more money up front just so they can go green—biofuels could be just what those businesses need!
Only minimal carbon dioxide is released during its production and combustion, making it environmentally friendly as compared to petroleum fuels.
Biofuels are derived from organic matter, and so they don't release as much carbon dioxide when they're burned. In fact, the amount of CO2 released during combustion is less than what would be released by the production of fossil fuels or petroleum.
Biofuel is changing the world one engine at a time
It's that the world has changed.
Biodiesel is a renewable resource, so it will never run out. It's clean and biodegradable, so you don't have to worry about spilling it or transporting it in old containers. And because it can be used in existing engines, biodiesel fuels like ethanol and vegetable oil are just as easy and cheap to produce as traditional fossil fuels—which means that we don't need any expensive new infrastructure for you (or your community) to start using them today!
The world is changing. We’re in the midst of a revolution that is transforming our industries, our economy and even our lives. And this revolution is being driven by something you might not expect: biofuels.
Biofuels are helping to power everything from cars to Trucks, fueling economic growth while reducing emissions and improving our environment.