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Biodiesel emissions, efficiency, and ethics.

Biodiesel is a chemical compound of methyl ester derived from raw or used vegetable oils and animal fats. Biodiesel is considered “carbon dioxide neutral” because all of the carbon dioxide released during combustion is sequestered out of the atmosphere during crop growth. Recent environmental and economic concerns (Kyoto Protocol) have prompted resurgence in the use of biodiesel throughout the world. The European Community, proposed a 90% tax reduction for the use of biofuels, including biodiesel ┬áThe superior lubricating properties of biodiesel increases functional engine efficiency. Their higher flash point makes it safer to store. The biodiesel molecules are simple hydrocarbon chains, containing no sulfur, or aromatic substances associated with fossil fuels. They contain higher amount of oxygen (up to 10%) that ensures more complete combustion of hydrocarbons.
Biodiesel almost completely eliminates lifecycle of carbon dioxide emissions. When compared with petro-diesel it reduces about half of the emission of particulate matter, unburned hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide; most part of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and entire sulphates on an average . Lower emission of sulphur dioxide, soot, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and aromatics are noted. NOx emissions from biodiesel are reported to range between plus or minus 10% as compared with petro-diesel depending on engine combustion characteristics. Biodiesel can be mixed with petroleum-based diesel in any proportion. Biodiesel blends can be used in all diesel engines with little or no modifications.