BioTenn - A Partnership for Homegrown Energy


Pure Biodiesel is a renewable fuel produced from agricultural feedstocks such as soybeans, waste cooking oil, canola oil and animal fat. It is produced through the process of transesterification, which separates glycerin and methyl esters(biodiesel) from fat and oils. Biodiesel is compatible with petroleum diesel and can be used in unmodified diesel engines. This compatibility allows biodiesel to be used in blends ranging from B5, which is 5 percent biodiesel and 95 percent petroleum, to pure Biodiesel, B100.

The existing infrastructure for the transportation, storage and dispensing of diesel can be used by biodiesel with little to no modification. Biodiesel is also more energy efficient than petroleum diesel. When biodiesel is produced 3.2 units of energy are gained, where as petroleum diesel gains only 0.8 units of energy. Biodiesel releases less harmful vehicle emissions than exhausts released through petroleum diesel.

Biodiesel is an excellent alternative fuel due to its many beneficial effects on the environment, economy, national security and the agricultural community.

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