Going Green with Biodiesel

While it’s no secret that choosing to use renewable resources is better for the environment, many people aren’t aware of some of the options available to them that could positively impact the world we share. Well, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an alternative source of fuel that’s better for the environment and better for you:  biodiesel.

What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is an alternative form of diesel fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or the waste oils produced by restaurants. It is safe, biodegradable, and produces less air pollutants than petroleum-based diesel.

Why should I use biodiesel?

  1. Biodiesel is cleaner than petrodiesel fuel. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants. For example, the ADFC claims that using B100 (100% biodiesel) can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 75%.
  2. Support local businesses and use renewable resources. Biodiesel is domestically produced from non-petroleum, renewable resources like waste vegetable oil, so converting to biodiesel is a great way to go green while supporting local businesses.
  3. It can be used in most diesel engines (especially newer ones). According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, even vehicles that are not technically “alternative fuel vehicles” can use biodiesel blends to help reduce their environmental impact. The most common biodiesel blend is B20, which uses 20% biodiesel and 80% petrodiesel, but other blends are sometimes used.
  4. It is biodegradable and nontoxic. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, biodiesel is produced from renewable oils, which means that pure biodiesel is biodegradable, nontoxic, and virtually free of sulfur and aromatics. This means that the fuel is safer for you to handle when you’re filling up your tank.
  5. Enjoy a more pleasant odor than petrodiesel. Believe it or not, biodiesel will actually improve the odor of your vehicle’s exhaust. Some biodiesel users even say that the odor is reminiscent of fried food, barbecue, or doughnuts!

If you’re looking to become engaged in positively impacting the environment, consider converting your petroleum-based diesel vehicle to biodiesel fuel! Biodiesel is better for the environment, and the smell is much more bearable, too! Make the switch to biodiesel fuel today!

Should you have any questions for us, we would be more than happy to discuss our biodiesel product with you. Please call EnviroTek USA, Inc. at (978)-663-0904 or email us at info@envirotekusa.com.

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