BIO DIESEL ADVANTAGES
CO2 produced by combustion of bio diesel can circulate through photosynthesis, so the greenhouse effect is minimized.
Bio diesel has a very high flash point, volatility is low compared with fossil diesel, making it more safe in terms of storage and transport.
Compared with fossil diesel, bio diesel has many advantages in the combustion emissions, such as carbon monoxide, particle and unburned hydrocarbon emission is low.
Bio diesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine.
Bio diesel can be used alone or mixed in any ratio with diesel.
BIO DIESEL V FOSSIL DIESEL
Diesel is produced from a process and is extracted from plant, seed and animal oils
Bio Diesel is renewable – A sustainable source of energy
Bio Diesel is environmentally friendly
European mandate is that all petrol pumps supplying Diesel must by law have a 5% Bio Diesel blend in the final product.
By 2020, this mandate will increase to 10%
Bio Diesel is sold at a premium above regular Diesel and also qualifies for a double counting premium (if produced from waste oils), making the selling price almost double that of regular Diesel
Diesel comes from Petroleum, a non-renewable byproduct of fossil fuel
Both Diesel and Bio Diesel can be used for fuel diesel vehicles, such as cars, trucks, tractors, powered lawn mowers and ships
Diesel is non-renewable – Uses up the Earth’s natural resources
Diesel is a pollutant
In the burning process, diesel emits high levels of soot and nitrogen, which translate into increased air pollution, smog, and high concentrations of acid in rainwater
Diesel also releases greenhouse gasses, such as carbon monoxide, which may contribute to global warming and ozone damage