Nowadays, the most of article, snippet was related to the oil or its price if you have read news or watched TV for the news lately. Certainly, this is necessary things we care daily because normally we drive the cars or related vehicles or other transport tools, some machines using fuels for our destination of offices, sea port or workshop. But following advanced science and technology to be developed, recently there is one alternative for gas fuel as biodiesel.
What is biodiesel? This new thing still not comes in our daily life to be used by us however i trust its value will attract our eye and finally mass and lot production for that. Actually bio-diesel is a renewable fuel made from biomass. Most bio-diesel from America is produced from animal fats and vegetable oils. Bio-diesel can be used in the same equipment as diesel fuel made from petroleum. The major sources of feedstock (raw material) for making bio-diesel in the United States and their shares of total bio-diesel raw material in 2017 as below,
Recycled feedstocks, such as used cooking oils and yellow grease—12%
Certainly, related data show that in other countries bio-diesel has been produced by main ingredient Rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, and palm oil and so on. So how bio-diesel works is another attention by people.
Bio-diesel environmentally friendly
Emissions control is main issue to the bio-diesel argument, particularly in legislation matters. At the present, there are a few harmful components of emission to cause concern among scientists, consumers and lawmakers. However this is the major selling point for bio-diesel that it is environmentally friendly. Bio diesel after testing, it has fewer emissions than standard diesel, is biodegradable, and is a renewable source of energy. Bio diesel may reduce harmful emissions. About the present bio-fuel, bio diesel is the only one to have successfully completed emissions testing in terms of the Clean Air Act.
Bio diesel is also safer. It is non-toxic and has a higher flashpoint comparing to conventional diesel. Because it burns at a higher temperature, it is less likely to accidentally combust. This makes movement and storage regulations easier to accommodate. Next, we will look at the cons and the future of bio-diesel.
Bio-diesel can match to any engine using standard diesel
Bio-diesel is most often blended with petroleum diesel in ratios of 2% (referred to as B2), 5% (B5), or 20% (B20). Bio-diesel can also be used as pure bio-diesel (B100). It as new fuel can be used in regular diesel engines without making any modification to the engines. Meanwhile, Bio-diesel blends are also
used as heating oil. Bio-diesel can be stored and transported using petroleum diesel fuel tanks and equipment.
Bio-diesel may lubricate the engine
Actually bio-diesel is estimated that a bio diesel blend of just 1 percent could increase fuel lubricity by as much as 65 percent (U.S. DOE Office of Transportation Technology). It also contributes to an engine’s lubricity, or ease of movement about engines. It acts as a solvent, which helps to loosen deposits and other gunk from the insides of an engine that could potentially cause clogs. Since pure bio-diesel leaves no deposits of its own, this will definitely increased engine life as well.