Biodiesel Production Process
The process for producing biodiesel is actually quite simple. Biodiesel is a mixture of vegetable oil (or sometimes animal fats) with an alcohol. Methanol and ethanol are the most commonly used alcohols used in the production of biodiesel.
The chemical compound that constitutes biodiesel is specified by the United States government. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and individual states also have specifically defined the chemical composition acceptable for biodiesel sold for use in vehicles in the United States.
Europe is ahead of the United States in the use of Biodiesel fuels. About 40% of Europeans drive cars using biodiesel as fuel. In most countries, biodiesel sold to consumers is a blend of both biodiesel and petroleum based diesel fuel. The blend is most commonly B20. This is a mixture of 8 parts diesel fuel for every 2 parts biodiesel. The raw materials used in the production process of biodiesel are safe and non toxic. Soybeans, canola and other fats or lipids are used with the alcohol. While some of the alcohols used are flammable, the production is far safer than at most petroleum refineries.
Biodiesel is non toxic, biodegradable and emits far less pollutants into the air. All of the raw materials that go into making biodiesel come from renewable natural resources like plants and animals. Some of the animal fats used in the production of biodiesel would otherwise be waste materials.
Biodiesel motorhomes have all the features that other motor homes do.
Biodiesel stations provide safe and non toxic fuels for a viable clean energy source.