Bio-diesel has been gaining popularity and press in the last few years yet, there are still many people that do not know what it is. So what is Bio-diesel and how can it help the economy, the environment, and you?
In short, bio-diesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement. It is produced from waste vegetable oils including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats. Bio-diesel can be used in existing diesel engines without modification making it a viable option for some of the biggest fuel consumers in the market.
Being made from a resources that has always been considered waste for restaurants as well as common households. Bio-diesel solves the problem of what to do with waste oil products while also reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment.
The EPA has recognized bio-diesel’s environmental benefits. According to the EPA, bio-diesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 57 percent and up to 86 percent when compared to petroleum diesel. In addition, bio-diesel has been found to significantly reduce one of the nations most dangerous pollutants, diesel exhaust – primarily from older trucks, buses and other vehicles. It is one of the most sensible and efficient ways to address climate change.