Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a renewable form of fuel, biodegradable fuel manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats, or other oils.

Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products – methyl esters and glycerin. Methyl esters is the chemical name for biodiesel and glycerin is used in a variety of products, including soap.

The role of the biodiesel industry is to help and create a balanced energy policy with the most benefit to our customers, our country and our environment . Biodiesel is one of best and clean energy alternatives designed to extend the usefulness and the longevity of diesel engines.

Our ultimate goal is to contribute to building a stronger, self-sufficient future for our country in the energy sector.

Advantages of Bio Diesel

  • Biggest advantage of biodiesel is that it can be used in existing engines, vehicles and infrastructure with practically no changes. Biodiesel can be pumped, stored and burned just like petroleum diesel, and can be used purely, or in blends with petroleum diesel fuel in any proportion.
  • Power and fuel economy using biodiesel is practically identical to petroleum diesel fuel, and year round operation can be achieved by blending with diesel fuel.
  • All modern diesel engines and vehicles can use biodiesel or biodiesel blends.
  • Biodiesel provides significantly reduced emissions of carbon monoxide, particulate matter, unburned hydrocarbons, and sulfates compared to petroleum diesel. Additionally, biodiesel reduces emissions of carcinogenic compounds around more than 80% compared with petroleum diesel. When blended with petroleum diesel fuel, these emissions reductions are generally directly proportional to the amount of biodiesel in the blend.

Toxicity and Biodegradability

  • Being derived from vegetable oils, biodiesel is naturally non-toxic. Studies show that the acute oral LD50 (lethal dose) of biodiesel is more than that of table salt. This means that table salt is more toxic than biodiesel.
  • It is also observed that In an aquatic environment, biodiesel is less toxic to the common species of fish than diesel fuel.
  • Bio diesel has a great future and is a revolutionary forward step in the energy sector.