What are the benefits of biodiesel?

Date:Dec 08, 2014/ News/ Chat online/ Leave a message
what are the benefits of biodiesel?
Biodiesel is a clean-burning, renewable substitute for petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, improves public health and the environment, and provides safety benefits.
  • Energy security
According to a recent study, an average farm consumes fuel at 82 liters per hectare of land to generate one crop. However, an average crop makes oil at an average rate of 1,029 L/ha, and high-yield crop fields produce about 1,356 L/ha . It is clear to notice the ratio of input to output in these cases which is roughly 1:13 and 1:16. Photosynthesis is known to have an efficiency rate of about 3-6% of total solar radiation. Therefore, if the entire crop mass is used for producing energy, the overall efficiency of this chain is currently about 1%.
  • Environment health
One of the main biodiesel fuel advantages is that it is less polluting than petroleum diesel.As a cleaner burning fuel, biodiesel is better for a car’s engine than conventional diesel, providing greater lubrication and leaving fewer particulate deposits behind. Biodiesel’s high ignition point (350°F vs. –43°F for gasoline) makes it a safer fuel as well. Biodiesel is biodegradable and considered nontoxic by the Environmental Protection Agency. All diesel vehicles have 20- to 30-percent higher fuel economies than comparable gasoline vehicles.
  • Safety
Biodiesel is nontoxic. It causes far less damage than petroleum diesel if spilled or released to the environment. It is safer than petroleum diesel because it is less combustible. The flashpoint for biodiesel is higher than 130°C, compared with about 52°C for petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is safe to handle, store, and transport.

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