Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bio diesel energy as an alternate energy source

Biodiesel energy is the energy provided by biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be obtained from biological sources. Biodiesel is manufactured from waste vegetable oil or animal fats. It can also be manufactured from oil of palm, rapeseed and from algae as well. Once the vegetable oil goes through the process of transesterification, the fuel so formed possesses energy called bio diesel energy which can be put to a variety of uses. The most important use of bio diesel energy is that it powers diesel vehicles.

The question that arises is whether biodiesel energy can be used as an alternative source of energy? The answer is yes. Most energy needs are taken care of by fossil fuels. But the use of fossil fuels poses a few problems. The use of fossil fuels causes pollution, increases the global warming and above all this resource is a finite one. This means that the reserves of fossil fuels will finish one day. In such a situation, biodiesel energy presents itself as an alternate source of energy that can completely fulfil the growing energy demands.

The reasons why biodiesel energy can be used as an alternate source of energy are that It is environment friendly and does not cause pollution, it does not emit toxic gases when it burns, it is renewable source of energy that can be reused and it is biodegradable and easy to handle and store.

These reasons make biodiesel energy a viable source of alternative energy.

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