Green Fuel 08-Feb-2019
Why is biodiesel considered to be a “Green Fuel”? Biodiesel is made from a renewable energy source, unlike fossil diesel which is made from a finite energy source. Basically, we can grow our fuel. As long as we have sun, water and soil, we can grow crops that have a high oil content in their nuts or seeds. Typical crops are Sunflower, Palm, Soy, Canola, Moringa, Maize, Carinata, Solaris, Jatropha and Jajoba to name a few.
Biodiesel is a Green Fuel for many other reasons too.
What engines can use Biodiesel? Biodiesel can be used in ANY diesel engine, whether it may be a Car, SUV, LDV, Truck, Forklift, Tractor, Generator, Boat, Mining, Earthmoving or in a Burner for heating. Wherever fossil diesel is used, biodiesel can be used.
What is Biodiesel ( biodiesel )? Biodiesel is made from vegetable oil (pressed from nuts or seeds) or animal fat (tallow or rendered chicken fat). When biodiesel is made using methanol, it is referred to as a Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME). Methanol can be substituted with ethanol. A catalyst is used to create the chemical reaction between the oil and the methanol. A typical catalyst will be Potassium Hydroxide or Sodium Hydroxide. The by-product of biodiesel production is called Glycerol (sometimes called Glycerin), which also has many uses.
Biodiesel is a direct replacement for fossil diesel. However, it can also be blended with fossil diesel in any percentage. Biodiesel is better for your engine and will extend its service life. Its never too late to start using biodiesel.
Biodiesel Processors. Green-Diesel manufacture biodiesel batch processors from 80 litres to 11000 litres. Designed and manufactured in Cape Town using clever engineering, our CERES range of processors combine the 3 stages of production (Processing, Washing & Drying) into a single tank with a very small footprint. When you buy a biodiesel processor from us you get:
Biodiesel Blending Systems. Green-Diesel manufacture, supply and install biodiesel blending systems to mix biodiesel and fossil diesel in the right percentage, according to customer requirements. Biodiesel can be mixed with regular diesel (500ppm, 50ppm or 10ppm) in any percentage and it can be used in Turbocharged engines. Internationally biodiesel is coded as follows: B100 – means 100% pure biodiesel (no regular diesel added) B50 – means 50% biodiesel and 50% regular diesel B20 – means 20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel.
Used Cooking Oil Collection. Green-Diesel collects used cooking oil from Restaurants, Hotels, Fast Food Franchises, Hospitals, Ships, Military Bases, Fish Shops, Catering Companies and many more. If you need your used cooking oil collected, get in touch with us on 082 901 2047.
Advantages of Biodiesel
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