Friday, June 12, 2009

And on that same website is the issue of Fryer Oil vs. BioDiesel

AND if you're used to filling up your car with standard gasoline, the difference between biodiesel and straight vegetable oil (SVO, but it also has other names) might be a clear as mud. Here's a cheat sheet.

Important Point #1:
SVO: is pure vegetable oil, just like what you use to cook with.
Biodiesel is plant fat or animal oil that has alcohol (usually methanol) added to it and glycerine removed through a process called transesterification. and, now,
Important Point #2:
To use SVO in a vehicle requires converting the diesel engine.

Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine.
Get the long version of the differences between these fuels and more after the jump.
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