Biodiesel, unlike conventional diesel fuel, is produced not from petroleum, but from oils, which in turn are obtained from plants or animal fats. The main oils for biodiesel production are sunflower oil, peanut oil, palm oil, linseed oil, cotton oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, castor oil and others. It is not hard to guess that the main advantage of biodiesel is its vegetable origin and hence its environmental friendliness.
Advantages of biodiesel
Environmental friendliness. Due to its origin, biodiesel does not have a sharp benzene odor, which means that during combustion it does not emit a large amount of harmful exhaust gases into the atmosphere. That is why in the European Union the government supports the production of biodiesel, anticipating this direction is quite profitable and useful for the ecological environment. Besides, getting into the natural environment biofuel does not pollute water bodies or soil, as it is completely decomposed and processed within a month without harming any living organisms or plants.
Low carbon dioxide emissions. It is impossible to call biodiesel completely environmentally friendly, since during processing there is still a carbon dioxide emission. However, it should be noted that the amount of emissions is significantly less than when using conventional diesel fuel.
Contributing to the long service life of the vehicle engine. It is known that biodiesel has good lubrication characteristics due to its composition and the presence of oxygen in it. That is why when the engine is running on biodiesel fuel, it is constantly lubricated, as well as the lubrication of its components, which contributes to increasing the life of the motor by 60%, so a canister of such fuel can be a good gift.
High flammability threshold. The temperature at which biodiesel fuel can ignite is beyond the threshold of 150 degrees, which means that this type of fuel can be called relatively safe. It is not recommended to forget about safety in any case.