Friday, August 31, 2007

Ethanol vs. Biodiesel: Just the Facts

The use of biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to emissions from diesel fuel.

...Unless you already own or plan to buy a vehicle with a diesel engine (which is no small feat these days), ethanol-blended gasoline is likely your best option for biofuel use.

...If you're a do-it-yourselfer, though, biodiesel can be made at home -- a real DIYer can even make his/her own biodiesel reactor with open-source plans available on the Internet.

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