Rather than importing other countries’ ancient natural resources, we could be using our own living resources to power our development and enhance our economies. Instead of looking to the Midl-east for oil, the world could look to the tropics for bio-fuels. producing more bio-fuels will save foreign exchange and reduce energy expenditures and allow developing countries to put more of their resources into health, education and other services for their neediest citizens.
Bio-fuels create new markets for agricultural products and stimulate rural development because bio-fuels are generated from crops; they hold enormous potential for farmers. In the near future—especially for the two-thirds of the people in the developing world who derive their incomes from agriculture. Today, many of these farmers are too small to compete in the
Biodiesel is a safe alternative fuel to replace traditional petroleum diesel. It has high-lubricity, is a clean-burning fuel and can be a fuel component for use in existing, unmodified diesel engines. This means that no retrofits are necessary when using biodiesel fuel in any diesel powered combustion engine. It is the only alternative fuel that offers such convenience. Biodiesel acts like petroleum diesel, but produces less air pollution, comes from renewable sources, is biodegradable and is safer for the environment. Producing biodiesel fuels can help create local economic revitalization and local environmental benefits. Many groups interested in promoting the use of biodiesel already exist at the local, state and national level.
Biodiesel is designed for complete compatibility with petroleum diesel and can be blended in any ratio, from additive levels to 100 percent biodiesel. In the United States today, biodiesel is typically produced from soybean or rapeseed oil or can be reprocessed from waste cooking oils or animal fats such as waste fish oil. Because it is made of these easily obtainable plant-based materials, it is a completely renewable fuel source.
Biodiesel can be considered a new technology, taking into account all the years consumers have had to settle for traditional diesel.
Carbon dioxide produced from biodiesel combustion does not contribute to new emissions of CO2 as it is part of the carbon cycle. Closed carbon cycle - 80% reduction in CO2. Example: growing oil feedstock consumes four to six times more CO2 than biodiesel exhaust.
Safe and Stable Fuel:
Due to the existence of low volatility nature of biodiesel, it is easier and safe to handle than petroleum. The danger of accidental ignition increases when the fuel is being stored, transported, or transferred because of high energy content in all liquid fuels. The possibility of having an accidental ignition is related to the temperature at which the fuel will create enough vapors to ignite, known as the flash point temperature. The lower the flash point of a fuel is, the lower the temperature at which the fuel can form a combustible mixture. Biodiesel has a flash point of over 2660 F, meaning it cannot form a combustible mixture until it is heated well above the boiling point of water.
The resources that are used to produce Biodiesel are locally available. The in-house production of Biodiesel provides host of economic benefits for the local communities.
Creation of more employment, Jobs created for feedstock farming and/or collection.
Skilled jobs created for biodiesel production and distribution.(Engineers,Technicians etc.)
Generation of Income for the local feedstock producers and refiners.
A win-win situation is one in which all the participants can profit from it in one way or the other. For instance here the Biodiesel Producer and the Farmers can both earn profit and continue to operate in a successful market with the flexibility of feedstock. Hence it leads to A WIN WIN SITUATION for all the participants in the industry.
The biodiesel we use is 100 percent, it has no petroleum in it.
It was already used in fryers throughout our local area.
It's already had one life
and now it's going to be used again, which is nice.
Hindustan Biodiesel is a renewable energy company that offers a variety of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers.