Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel Source

Biodiesel fuel is a renewable substitute for petroleum diesel that burns cleaner than its fossil fuel counterpart. When you choose to use biodiesel fuel produced by Envirotek USA, Inc. in your car, you’re increasing energy security, improving public health, and reducing your impact on the environment.


Energy balance is a great reason to use biodiesel as an alternative fuel source. Biodiesel contains 3.2 times the energy it takes to produce it, making it an energy-efficient fuel. It can also be used to extend existing petroleum supplies.


There are significantly less safety concerns with using biodiesel than using petrodiesel because biodiesel is nontoxic and causes less damage to the environment if spilled. It is also less combustible; the flashpoint (temperature at which a substance gives off sufficient vapor to ignite in air) for biodiesel is much higher than petroleum diesel (150oC compared to 52oC). As a result, biodiesel is a safe alternative to handle, store and transport.

Foreign Petroleum Dependence

According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the United States currently imports about approximately half of its petroleum from foreign countries. About two-thirds of this imported petroleum is used in the form of gasoline and diesel in order to fuel vehicles. Because Envirotek’s biodiesel is produced domestically and can be used in your conventional diesel engine, switching to biodiesel can help you reduce your dependence on foreign petroleum.

Air Quality

Using biodiesel in your conventional diesel engine will help to reduce tailpipe emissions of various greenhouse gases and pollutants including:  unburned hydrocarbons (HC), carbonmonoxide (CO), sulfates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and particulate matter (PM). According to a life cycle analysis conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and later by Argonne National Laboratory, “greenhouse gas emissions for 100% biodiesel (B100) could be more than 52% lower than those from petroleum diesel.”

We would love an opportunity to talk to you about how biodiesel makes an excellent alternative fuel search, as well as the financial and environmental benefits you will enjoy by using our biodiesel product. Please call EnviroTek USA, Inc. today at 800-405-9983. 

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