Thursday, March 12, 2009

Biodiesel energy

Biodiesel energy has extended its applications widely especially in rural areas. Basically, biodiesel is an agro based fuel and can be generated by utilizing used as well as virgin vegetable oils, however it can also be manufactured from animal’s fat. Biodiesel energy acts as an efficient replacement for diesel. Mostly, biodiesel fuel is produced from Soya bean plant and some yellow grease (this is oil leftover that is recycled to covert it into usable one).

Apart from its sole usage, it can also work effectively when combined with petroleum. In such combinations, bio diesel fuel is also categorized by a number representing how much petroleum has been assorted in bio diesel fuel. B100 indicates that the mixture contains 100% biodiesel fuel while B20 means it contains only 20 % of biodiesel fuel. The assortment that is put into use most frequently is B99, one percent of petroleum is mixed in the pure biodiesel fuel only to make the mixture mold.

One of the primary advantages of using biodiesel energy is that it decreases the releasing of carbon monoxide approximately by 50 percent. Also, biodiesel retains elevated cetane ratings, therefore the vehicles that use bio diesel as its fuel work efficiently and starts quickly as compare to other vehicles that uses simple diesel as fuel.

Biodiesel energy is a renewable energy source, thus biodegradable, and is quite good for environment. The best thing about this biodiesel energy is that it is generated by using soybean plant that can be grown in any part of nation that is why no state has its monopoly in bio diesel market.