Biodiesel is a green & clean fuel derived from trans-esterification or acid esterification of vegetable oil or animal fat (tallow). It is a biofuel produced from various feedstocks including vegetable oils such as oilseed, rapeseed and soya bean, animal fats or algae
Using biodiesel has many benefits like:
No, there is no need to convert any diesel operated engine to use biodiesel. No modifications or alterations are required to utilize biodiesel. The consumer can use biodiesel as and when he desires
Yes, one can use both the varieties of diesel at any point. One can always keep one form of diesel as a backup fuel. Any diesel engine can utilize any of the mentioned diesel models.
Most diesel engines are warranted to run on anywhere between B5 (5% biodiesel) to B20 (20% biodiesel).
Biodiesel helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) because it comes from animal or plant biomass with a lifecycle of a few years. On the other hand, petro diesel is a fossil fuel that releases into the atmosphere carbon that has been tied-up for hundreds of millions of years, and all of it adds to GHGs. Fossil fuels also release more tailpipe emissions than does biodiesel.
The Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) is organized exclusively to promote the common business interests of those parties seeking to advance the use of biodiesel as a fuel or fuel additive that meets BIS standards. To advance these common interests, the BDAI will admit to membership, on a non-discriminatory basis, any industry member or supporter who meets the member requirements. Whether you are wanting to be a producer of biodiesel or are a company that supports the biodiesel industry through provision of goods and/or services or simply an individual that supports biodiesel, the BDAI has a lot to offer.
India is considered to be a diesel- deficit nation. Its production in India is not as per its rapidly growing demand. In order to overcome this deficiency, bio-diesel startup is the need of the hour in India. As it is considered to be a good substitute for conventional diesel. It is a renewable fuel that doesn’t pollute the environment and can comfortably work on any diesel-powered machine.
The industry contributes to regional economic growth by supporting local agriculture producers and industries by using seed oils and residual fats as its raw material.
Biodiesel-powered engines have been shown to deliver similar torque and horsepower as diesel-powered engines. Biodiesel has a higher cetane rating, which can improve starting and reduce smoke emissions
Biodiesel and diesel fuels burn quite similarly in diesel engines. In fact, biodiesel has some specific advantages, such as better lubricity, reduced engine and fuel pump wear and tear and, quite often, a longer engine life.
In general, the standard storage and handling procedures used for petroleum diesel can be used for biodiesel. The fuel should be stored in a clean, dry and dark environment. Acceptable storage tank materials include aluminum, steel, fluorinated polyethylene, fluorinated polypropylene and teflon. Copper, brass, lead, tin and zinc should be avoided.
Biodiesel can be operated in any diesel engine with little or no modification to the engine or the fuel system. Pure biodiesel (B100) has a solvent effect, which may release deposits accumulated on tank walls and pipes from previous diesel fuel use. With high blends of biodiesel, the release of deposits may clog filters initially and precautions should be taken to replace fuel filters until the petroleum build-up is eliminated. This issue is less prevalent with B20 blends, and there is no evidence that lower-blend levels such as B2 have caused filters to plug.
The use of biodiesel in existing diesel engines does not void parts and materials workmanship warranties of any major engine manufacturer.
Biodiesel is one of the most thoroughly tested alternative fuels in the market. A number of independent studies have been completed with the results showing that biodiesel performs similar to petroleum diesel while benefiting the environment and human health compared to diesel. That research includes studies performed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stanadyne Automotive Corp. (the largest diesel fuel injection equipment manufacturer in the U.S.), Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute and Southwest Research Institute. Biodiesel is the first and only alternative fuel to have completed the rigorous Health Effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Biodiesel has been proven to perform similarly to diesel in more 50-million successful road miles in virtually all types of diesel engines, countless off-road miles and countless marine hours. Currently more than 300 major fleets use the fuel.