Biodiesel Cars

By: Maria and Kelly

What is it?

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment.

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How does it work?

Biodiesel is a fuel for diesel trucks, cars, buses and tractors. It is usually made from soybeans, a crop grown by farmers.

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Where is it used?

It is used in most countries around the world that have cars with big engines and haul a lot of objects

How much does it cost?

The cost of diesel oil per kWh of electricity generated is nearly 25 cents. In comparison, the cost per kWh for biodiesel was nearly 48 cents

Facts

- Biodiesel can be made from any vegetable or animal oil


- It burns much cleaner then diesel fuel and is nearly carbon neutral and biodiesel is non-toxic


- It is made from renewable resources


-They work much like fossil fuels: they burn when ignited, releasing energy that can be converted to motion in a car, or heat for a house

Positives

*Produced from Renewable Resources


*Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions


* Experts believe that using biodiesel instead of petroleum diesel can reduce greenhouse gases up to 78%


*More Health Benefits

Why is it a good alternative?

Breathing in biodiesel is better for our lungs and hearts. When it comes out the exhaust pipe, it even smells better than diesel smoke.


Biodiesel has fewer harmful emissions compared to petroleum diesel. That means it keeps

our air cleaner and helps stop global warming.