People love long drives and vacation trips, especially that summer is about to begin. Things are being prepared, as well as the trucks that will be used for the trips. And speaking of trucks, vehicle owners need to check if there is enough gas and how much fuel is necessary for the scheduled trip.
Considering the fuel needed for the journey, alternatives for fuel like biodiesel is a good move.
Many people and companies are now searching for new environmentally friendly energy sources, and biodiesel took center stage. Biodiesels’ clean-burning fuel came from organic plant and animal materials such as vegetables and animal fats treated with chemicals that produce alcohol. It has a diesel engine service that is renewable, unlike the traditional fuels in the market.
During the Clean Air Act of 1990, biofuels are the only alternative fuel that passed the test as declared by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The production of biodiesel started with 25 million gallons in 2005 to 1.7 billion in 2013. Its primary source is the soybean, but yellow grease or the cooking oil used in restaurants, canola, animal fat, and algae can produce the same biofuel.
The pros of using biodiesel, aside from it coming from renewable products, are also not dependent on foreign oil that usually involves long production and export processes. It also helps keep car engines safe as it brings no pressure to truck machines. Its non-toxic and biodegradable emissions are reduced and emits 11% less carbon and 10% less particulate matter than diesel.
Some of its cons, however, are dependent on how it is stored. Biodiesels must be stored at the correct temperature and must not be kept for too long because they can grow molds and become challenging to use.
Read this infographic about biofuels to learn more.