Use Nature as Fuel

Hybrid Biodiesel

Why Biodiesel?

  • Biodiesel reduces the amount of pollution emitted from diesel engines.

  • It causes fewer health risks during storage and handling.

  • Because it is made from biodegradable material, it has nearly the same toxicity as table salt.

  • Isn’t as hard on the engine as regular fuel and can cause a longer engine life.

  • Energy Security and balance: Biodiesel is produced in the US, unlike regular petroleum. In 2014, the US imported 27% of its petroleum. Importing this much could cause trade deficits, supply, disruption and price changes.

  • Air quality: B100 (pure biodiesel) reduces CO2 emissions by nearly 75% and B10 (blended biodiesel) reduces CO2 by 15%.
  • Specifically, truckers like to use biodiesel because they often travel long distances and emit a large number of CO2. Using biodiesel reduces their carbon emissions.

How it Works and How it's Made

  • Biodiesel is natural materials that have been converted into fuel that can be used in place of regular petroleum.
  • Biodiesel is not limited to one material like regular petroleum. It can be made from countless different natural oils and plants.
  • Biodiesel can be made from all of the following: rapeseed, canola, soybean, corn, palm, coconut, cottonseed, mustard seed, and peanut oils as well as jatropha oil, animal fats, used cooking greases, and algae oil.
  • It can be made at home without any special equipment.

Cost

  • Although Biodiesel can be more expensive than conventional petroleum, that is a small price to pay for a cleaner environment and reducing CO2 emissions
  • The price is going down!
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Materials Required

  • First, you need a natural ingredient (like vegetable oil).
  • You then will need sulfuric acid, methanol, a catalyst (like sodium hydroxide or NaOH), water, blender.
  • As long as you can obtain these ingredients, it can be made at home in your kitchen!

Maintenance

  • There is minimal maintenance with biodiesel. Unlike other alternative energy resources, like wind energy or nuclear energy.

  • An algae buildup is possible in biodiesel engines. To prevent this from happening, it is important not let your tank get too empty, use algaecides, and change your filter regularly.

  • Of course, there is always maintenance to the station in which the biodiesel is supplied (gas station), but this is true with regular petroleum as well.

longevity

  • As long as biodiesel is stored in an airtight container, it will stay good 3-6 months! You could make a sixth month supply of Biodiesel and it will stay good.

  • Biodiesel is affected by factors multiple factors: microbial contamination, chemical contamination, exposure to light, temperature, exposure to air, the type of feedstock, and the additives.

Disclaimer

  • a regular diesel engine must be modified in order to use B100 because it cannot withstand freezing temperatures without a special tank.

  • expense- commercial biodiesel tends to be more expensive; finding it can sometimes be difficult- not sold everywhere