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Biodiesel FAQ

El biodiésel es una alternativa segura y sostenible a los combustibles tradicionales basados en petróleo. Aunque sus orígenes pueden rastrearse hasta el propio Sr. Diesel, su uso en vehículos comunes es relativamente nuevo. Debido a esto, muchas personas tienen preguntas sobre su uso y producción, así que incluimos algunas preguntas comunes a continuación. No dudes en comunicarte en cualquier momento para obtener más información.

  • Is biodiesel biodegradable?
    Yes, biodiesel is biodegradable and breaks down more quickly than petroleum diesel. This makes it a better choice for the environment, especially in the case of spills or leaks.
  • Is biodiesel good for my engine?
    Yes, biodiesel is good for diesel engines. Biodiesel has a higher cetane rating than petroleum diesel, which means it ignites more easily and burns more efficiently in the engine. Biodiesel also has higher lubricity, which reduces wear and tear on the engine's moving parts. These factors can lead to improved engine performance, longevity, and reduced maintenance costs. For more information: https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/biodiesel_benefits.html
  • What are the environmental benefits of using biodiesel?
    Biodiesel has several environmental benefits, including lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced air pollution compared to petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is made from renewable resources, such as vegetable oils and animal fats, which reduces dependence on fossil fuels and can help to mitigate climate change. Biodiesel also has a lower carbon footprint than petroleum diesel and reduces emissions of harmful pollutants, such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. For more information: https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/biodiesel_benefits.html#:~:text=Using%20biodiesel%20reduces%20life%20cycle,used%20to%20produce%20the%20fuel.
  • How is biodiesel made?
    Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification, which involves reacting vegetable oil or animal fats with an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol and a catalyst.
  • Can biodiesel be used in marine engines?
    Yes, biodiesel can be used in marine engines, including commercial vessels and pleasure craft, provided the engine is compatible with the fuel. Biodiesel has been shown to perform well in marine applications and can offer several benefits, such as reduced emissions and improved lubricity. However, it is important to consult with the engine manufacturer or a qualified technician to determine the best blend for your specific marine engine.
  • Can biodiesel be used in heating systems?
    Yes, biodiesel can be used as a heating oil substitute in many heating systems, including furnaces and boilers. However, it is important to check with the heating system manufacturer.
  • Will biodiesel work in my engine?
    We offer blends of biodiesel such as B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel) and lower which work in almost any diesel without modification. We also offer pure B100 (100% biodiesel) which will work in most engines without modification. Always check with the manufacturer first. For more information: https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/diesel.html#:~:text=Biodiesel%20and%20conventional%20diesel%20vehicles,of%20running%20on%20biodiesel%20blends.
  • Is biodiesel renewable?
    Yes, biodiesel is a renewable fuel that is made from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled cooking oils. These feedstocks can be replenished through sustainable agricultural practices, making biodiesel a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum diesel. Biodiesel also reduces dependence on finite fossil fuels and can help to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • What is biodiesel?
    Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled cooking oils that can be used in place of petroleum diesel.
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