Broadening Biodiesel

Embrey, Alison
March 2005
Convenience Store News;3/28/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p43
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the growth in the production of biodiesel in the United States. While the future of U.S. dependence on foreign oil remains unsteady, biodiesel has emerged as a potential alternative fuel source that can be grown, produced and recycled right here in the good old U.S.A. Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative fuel that is made from renewable resources such as soybeans and other fats and oils grown domestically. Nontoxic, biodegradable and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics, the fuel reduces vehicle emissions while simultaneously improving lubricity of diesel fuel. Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine with no major modifications, and can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create what's called a biodiesel blend. INSET: Biodiesel on the Books.


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