Biodiesel Product

What is it?

Biodiesel fuel is a plant product that can replace traditional diesel in whole or in part. It Is obtained through a process called transesterification, from renewable resources such as vegetable oils: sunflower, soyabean, palm and also through animal fats.

Biodiesel is presented as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel. Using this type of fuel, helps reduce CO2 emissions and therefore favours the slowing of global warming. According to the American Society for Testing and Materials, Biodiesel is "long chain monoalkyl ester of fatty acids derived from renewable resources such as vegetable oils or animal fats, for use in Diesel engines".

High Performance.

Biodiesel contains 11% oxygen which gives a higher cetane number. A higher cetane number ensures better and more complete combustion and therefore a greater benefits ratio and smoother running engine. In addition, this complete combustion reduces the formation of soot in the motor which keeps cleaner for longer.

Better lubrication.

Biodiesel provides greater lubrication than diesel, so the engine is better maintained with less wear.

Better Cleaning.

Biodiesel is also an stronger organic solvent than diesel, helping to remove dirt and keep the engine clean.

Breathe cleaner air.

Decreased emissions of particulate matter (unburned hydrocarbons and aromatics) contribute to maintaining healthier air in your city, by preventing the inhalation of toxic and carcinogenic particulate laden air. Biodiesel is non toxic, smells pleasant and the reduced smoke emission is clean and white.

Increased health.

When you use biodiesel, not only will you have cleaner air but your health and your family’s health will benefit. This is due to biodiesel emissions providing UV protection from the sun, helping to prevent skin diseases, premature wrinkling from sun exposure and other disorders that are currently encouraged by the toxins emitted by traditional hydrocarbons. This is the best legacy for your children: An environment that future generations can enjoy that is purer, healthier and stronger.

Less emissions.

The reduction in emissions is remarkable. Please look at this data:

  • 52% less particulate pollutants.
  • 99% less SO2 because there is no sulphur in the production oils.
  • Less than 90% aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • 63% less unburned hydrocarbons.
  • 22% less CO because biodiesel is oxygenated.
  • 45% less CO2.

In addition, biodiesel is biodegradable by 99% in just 28 days, helping to avoid natural disasters due to spills.

To help expain:

  • CO (Carbon Monoxide) is toxic and is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the ozone layer.
  • SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide) is one of the main contributors to cause acid rain.
  • HC (Unburned Hydrocarbons): Contributes to atmospheric dirt.
  • PM (Particulate Matter): Contributes to many lung diseases.
  • CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is one of the main contributors to the greenhouse effect and therefore global warming.
  • AH (Aromatic Hydrocarbons) Compounds like Benzene are Carcinogenic.