Biodiesel Research Paper

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Biodiesel is considered to be a renewable clean burning diesel replacement that is reducing the United States dependence on imported diesel. This alternative fuel is creating jobs and improving the environment also. (www.biofuels,org, 2015) Biodiesel is made from a diverse mix of feed stocks, including recycled oil, soybean oil and animal fats. It is the first and only EPA designated advanced biofuel in on a commercial scale production across the country. Biodiesel had to pass strict specifications to make sure the fuel quality was right and can be used within existing machine engines that require diesel fuel. According to the Environmental Protection Agency,” biodiesel is stated to have many benefits; one important one is that biodiesel …show more content…
The new engines are said to me the most environmentally cleanest engines on the roads. Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly fuel that can be used in any diesel engine without modification. (Demirbas, 2009) The emission that is emitted from the tailpipe form diesel fuel compared to that of biodiesel is very low. Greenhouse gas emission is reduced because carbon dioxide that is released from the biodiesel combustion is offset by the carbon dioxide is absorbed while growing the soybeans or other stock feed. (Conserve Energy-Future, 2015) Biodiesel fuel is a much better brand than petroleum fuel; it is renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Fossil fuels when burnt release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that raises the temperature and causes global warming. To protect the environment from further heating up, many people have adopted the use of biofuels. (Conserve Energy-Future, 2015). The US Environment Protection Agency likes the fact that biodiesel can help reduce public health issues associated with many of the carbons, sulfurs, nitrogen that are emitted in the air from many diesels …show more content…
Environmental Protection Agency, for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2).

This chart compares life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of various biofuels with those of petroleum fuels they replace, as assessed by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. The GHG emissions benefit of ethanol varies according to the feedstock used to produce it, with the greatest benefit achieved by ethanol produced from switch grass. The negative emissions of switch grass indicate a net sequestration of carbon into the soil and biomass. Life cycle emissions levels of

biodiesel also vary according to feedstock, with biodiesel produced from waste grease resulting in a greater GHG emissions benefit than emissions from biodiesel produced from soybean

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