Most drivers in the transport profession take pride in the type of fuel they energize their transportation with. The type of product you put in your rig can make a world of difference on its running efficiency and fuel economy. With this being said, we’d like to shed more light on the alternative fuel source that goes indirectly documented in our Monday updates- biodiesel.

According to the AFDC website, “Biodiesel is a domestically produced, clean-burning, renewable substitute for petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, improves air quality and the environment, and provides safety benefits.” ¬†There are a few important spotlight informational categories that we think are helpful to mention at this time.
Economically: although biodiesel is more expensive than standard diesel, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth through the advantages of prolonged usage in other noted areas (such as engine health and carbon footprint). Research has noted no noticeable difference in fuel efficiency regarding alternative fuels and fossil fuels, meaning that frequent refills should not be a concern.
Vehicle Function: increased fuel lubrication allows for less wear on your engine during fuel conversion, permitting your engine to last at a longer lifespan. This lubricity prevents premature engine wear.

Environmentally: biodiesel significantly reduces the carbon footprint that you leave behind when burning fossil fuels. Using biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions due to the limited carbon dioxide emitted from burning the fuel, as opposed to standard diesel emission levels.

We sincerely hope that this article has given you some helpful information on the alternative fuel sources out there and available to you for use. Not only are these fuel sources a great way to help out the planet, they also provide your rig with a healthier engine which, in turn, gives you a more confident state of mind. We hope that alternative fuel sources continue to become more progressive and provide us with better ways to keep our vehicles moving. As always, ILoca wishes you safe and happy travels during the remainder of the workweek.

 

Sources: https://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/biodiesel_benefits.html