What is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel manufactured by BEE Biofuel Manufacturing is a renewable, biodegradable fuel manufactured from a diverse mix of feedstocks, including recycled cooking oil (UCO), and animal fats (TALLOW).
BEE’s second generation biodiesel is manufactured from non-edible vegetable oils, waste cooking oils as well as animal fats (non-edible vegetables are considered as promising substitutes for traditional edible food crops as they neither compete with food crops nor lead to land-clearing). It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can reduce dependence on foreign petroleum and improve our immediate environment.
Biodiesel nearly has the same viscosity as petroleum diesel but has a slightly lower calorific value (on average slightly more fuel is needed for the same performance, but thanks to lower costs, it still means cost-saving).
Specific blends of Biodiesel can be created for specific applications. Biodiesel blends are a mixture of biodiesel and petroleum diesel, commonly referred to B20 (20% blend), B5 (5% blend), B2 (2% blend).
The practical benefits of Biodiesel:
When blended it does not require modifications when used in a standard diesel engine.
It is clear without the unpleasant odour of normal petroleum diesel fuel and is safer to handle.
It has reduced exhaust emissions compared and a lower toxicity compared with petroleum diesel fuel.
Biodiesel is a biodegradable non-contaminant: If it is spilt it will just degrade while normal petroleum diesel will contaminate any soil and water around it.
Samples are available for trial (in some cases). No fuel levies are applicable – it is not considered fuel by government (VAT applies). As a biodegradable fuel if left to stand too long without use, oxidation occurs. Depending on the age of diesel tanks, initially fuel filters might have to be replaced as biodiesel cleans any gunk from tanks.