biodiesel fuel  [ENDORSED]

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biodiesel fuel

Postby DamianW » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:26 pm

What is so different about biodiesel fuel ?

Rachel Brown 3A
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Re: biodiesel fuel

Postby Rachel Brown 3A » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:40 pm

1.Biodiesel has higher lubricity (it is more "slippery") than petroleum diesel. This is a good thing, as it can be expected to reduce engine wear.

2. Biodiesel contains practically no sulfur. This is also a good thing, as it can be expected to result in reduced pollution from engines using biodiesel.

3. Biodiesel has a higher oxygen content (usually 10 to 12 percent) than petroleum diesel. This should result in lower pollution emissions. But, relative to petroleum diesel, it causes slightly reduced peak engine power (~4 percent).

4. Biodiesel is much less toxic than petroleum diesel. This can be a real benefit for spill cleanups.

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Re: biodiesel fuel  [ENDORSED]

Postby Katelyn 2E » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:32 am

I think the most important difference about biodiesel fuel compared to regular fuel is that it is renewable (it can also be domestically produced and is cleaner); instead of being produced from fossil fuels, it can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease.

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