Biodiesel fuel is manufactured from recycled grease and is a biodegradable, renewable resource. It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel was originally introduced in the 1970's, but lagged as a viable competitor to traditional gasoline products. As environmental data poured in over the next few decades however, new concerns and a combined interest in becoming self-sufficient by decreasing dependence on imported petroleum launched biodiesel fuel into the forefront.
In the Penn State Extension article, What's So Different about Biodiesel Fuel?, we learn that biodiesel fuel may aid in the longevity of engine wear due to the fact that it has more viscosity than traditional petroleum fuel. A lot of effort and research is going into discovering just how much we can rely on biodiesel fuel, so we can become more and more self reliant on this environmentally friendly resource. It is creating new jobs with green companies promoting a reduced environmental impact compared to traditional petroleum based fuels.
According to the EPA, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 57 percent and up to 86 percent when compared to petroleum diesel – making it one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to immediately address climate change. In addition, biodiesel sharply reduces major tailpipe pollutants from petroleum diesel, particularly from older diesel vehicles. This is important because the EPA has consistently cited diesel exhaust – primarily from older trucks, buses and other vehicles – as one of the nation's most dangerous pollutants.
- Less biodiesel emissions compared to gasoline
- Renewable fuel source
- Increased viscosity
We are excited to be an active company in the business of recycling used oils, animal fats, and grease, along with our partners. As the industry grows, we can collectively realize our goal of a greener, healthier, more sustainable planet.
AutoPilot Service from Smart Alternative Fuels, is just that... smart. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for our partners providing premium cooking oil collection and grease trap maintenance services. We respond quickly and our reliable service takes the stress out of a messy job for restaurants and the like. Questions? Shoot us a CALL any time.