Biodiesel Fuel Additives
If you are looking to make the switch from fossil fuel use to biodiesel as your source of power for your car, where you live can factor into your decision. Temperate stabilized year-round climates should not pose a problem, give or take the occasional cold front. However, to those living where winter poses ice-cold freezing temperatures and snow, using biodiesel by itself could present complications. Thankfully, the development of biodiesel fuel additives can be enough to deter any of these obstacles.
When cold winds blow hard enough to cause freezing temperatures, biodiesel can become packed with minute wax crystals that in turn block fuel filters. When temperatures drop even further, it can turn completely solid which does not allow for any kind of flow. This certainly poses a large amount of concern as you need your fuel to reach all parts of the engine to work.
To answer this dilemma, biodiesel fuel additives have been developed that essentially functions the same as petroleum-based diesel anti-coagulants. While petroleum diesel anti-gel additives have been used with biodiesel, the results are not always optimal. You should take special care when handling some of the biodiesel fuel additives on the market as they can be made with toxic chemical compounds.
There are several other kinds of fuel additives you can use with your bio-fueled engine to not only enhance performance, but reduce your carbon footprint as well. Fuel catalysts diminish emissions while driving and additives that raise the cetane number can be used to lower ignition delay.
Algae biodiesel features a very unique fuel source.
Automatic Biodiesel Processors
Automatic biodiesel processors offer convenient functionality.