Biodiesel is the name given to a fuel for diesel engines or home heating fuel created by the chemical conversion of numerous readily available animal fats or vegetable oils.
Pure vegetable oil works well as a fuel for Diesel engines, as Rudolf Diesel demonstrated in his engine at the 1900 world's fair in which he used peanut oil as the fuel. However, vegetable oil is inherently viscous and cannot be burned efficiently at ambient temperatures in modern over-the-road vehicles. Conversion to Biodiesel fuel has the following advantages:
Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources such as plant oils, animal fats, used cooking oil and even new sources such as algae. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create biodiesel blend(s). Biodiesel blends can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
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