The Next Generation Sustainable Fuel
The concept dates back to 1885 when Dr. Rudolf Diesel built the first diesel engine with the full intention of running it on vegetative source.
He first displayed his engine at the Paris show of 1900 and astounded everyone when he ran the patented engine on any hydrocarbon fuel available – which included gasoline and peanut oil. In 1912 he stated “… the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may in the course of time become as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of present time.”
Scientists discovered that the viscosity (thickness) of vegetable oils could be reduced in a simple chemical process In 1970 and that it could work well as diesel fuel in modern engine.
This fuel is called Bio – Diesel.
Since then the technical developments have largely been completed. Plant oil is highly valued as Bio fuel “Diesel” and transformed into Bio Diesel in most industrialized
Biodiesel is a vegetable oil-seed fuel that can run in unmodified diesel engines such as cars, buses, trucks, construction equipments, boats, generators, trains and oil home heating units.
It is both domestically and industrially produced renewable fuel that can be derived from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant oils.
Biodiesel can be blended with regular diesel or run 100% biodiesel on unmodified diesel engines.
Biofuels are renewable, meaning their sources can be regrown. And depending on the feedstock, the processing technology and the type of fuel, they can offer environmental benefits such as lower carbon emissions and lower sulfur compared with conventional petroleum-based fuels.
Its flash point is greater than 150c compared to 77c petroleum diesel, hence, it is safe to handle, store and transport.
Today, the intractable upward mobility of the price of crude oil has become a major problem to the western industrialized nations and even developing and underdeveloped countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The current seemed uncontrollable constant upsurge in the price of non-renewable source of energy (Petroleum) has led to the quest for alternative renewable source of energy such as Biodiesel.
Biodiesel can be produced from oilseed plants such as Soya, Sunflower oil, Sugarcane, Jatropha caucas etc.
Jatropha Biodiesel, a biofuel directly substitutable for petroleum-based diesel and can be derived using simple technology from locally grown oil crops in rural regions in developing countries.
1. Bio Diesel is environmental friendly and ideal for heavily polluted cities.
2. Bio Diesel produces 80% less carbon dioxide and 100% less sulfur dioxide emissions. It provides a 90% reduction in cancer risks.
3. It can be used directly with any diesel engine without any modification.
4. Jatropha Biodiesel has a high cetane number. Cetane number is a measure of a fuel’s ignition quality.
The high cetane numbers of Biodiesel contribute to easy cold starting and low idle noise.
5. Jatropha Biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with a more pleasant smell.
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