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Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine in 1897 with full intensions of fueling
it with vegetable oil.

The diesel common at your local gas station is derived from petroleum fuel oil

Biodiesel is derived from vegetable oil, most commonly, oil extracted from soy

Biodiesel can be blended with petrodiesel in any amount, fractions to 99% and
run in modern diesel vehicles. This is done to compensate biodiesel having a
higher gel point. But this can also be overcome by installing a fuel heater
and that is only necessary in colder weather.

Used vegetable oil can be used but, you must replace the rubber fuel line hoses,

gaskets, and fittings with synthetic ones. Simply put, it hardens the rubber.

Enviromental benefit:

With pure biodiesel the key ingrediants for acid rain is eliminated, and
greatly reduced when using the biodiesel with fractional petrodiesel blend.
Biodiesel has a substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, particulate
matter, and CO2 emissions.

Health benefit:

Biodiesel emissions showed a decreased levels of potential cancer causing
compounds from 50% to 90%

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  1. Sharon Says:

    Alternative fuel source for the fossil fuel by making use of the oil extracted from jatropha curcas seeds, which is then converted into biodiesel for industrial and automotive uses.

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