Why Biodiesel is Good


August 5, 2022

  1. Biodiesel is a fuel made from a huge variety of vegetable or animal oils, such as soybean, sunflower or canola oil. It can also be made from waste cooking grease and non-food grade nuts or seeds.
  2. Biodiesel is a substitute for diesel and will burn in ANY diesel engine* without the need to convert the engine.
  3. Biodiesel burns 78–88% cleaner than regular diesel according to the US EPA and is a sustainable resource.
  4. If you make it yourself in an automated machine, you can save a lot of money.
  5. Biodiesel has a higher lubricity rate making it better for the life of your engine than regular diesel. [Alternative Fuels Data Center website]
  6. The more biodiesel we use, the less dependent we are on foreign, petroleum based oil.
  7. Biodiesel is biodegradable. (If the Exxon Valdez had been full of bio-oil, there never would have been a news story.)
  8. Biodiesel will blend seamlessly with regular diesel at any ratio.
  9. Biodiesel has other applications; it can be used as a heating oil substitute and is sometimes referred to as BioHeat.

* Recent DPF technology on American made trucks make it difficult to burn straight biodiesel in these engines; most can accomodate B20 or less.