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|LA City Biodiesel: Providing A Cleaner Fuel Source to the South Bay|
Bio-diesel. The concept of bio-diesel has been tossed around quite a bit over the last few years. Despite the introduction of the word to the public consciousness, a substantial amount of confusion still clouds the facts about this alternative fuel.
One can trace the introduction of bio-diesel to the mid-1800s, when scientists began experimenting with the energy that could be produced from the lipid material found in plants (and the basis of vegetable oil.) Rudolph Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, used peanut oil to power his first engine design on
Henry Ford adopted the use of bio-diesel for all his automobiles in the early 1900s. However, as petroleum oil companies grew in popularity and provided lower prices by the mid 1940s, all automobiles, including Fords, adopted engines that were driven by petroleum-based gas and oil.
The interest in the efficiency of using bio-diesel was never forgotten, and is experiencing resurgence today. LA City BioDiesel, for instance, has been providing bio-diesel to areas in Southern California extending from Palmdale to
LA City Biodiesel both manufactures and distributes biodiesel. They are fully documented and licensed, and are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the
environmental sustainability and a quality of life in the
Biodiesel has the highest energy balance of any transportation fuel: meaning, the energy required to produce or transport biodiesel does not exceed the benefit of biodiesel. In fact, studies done by the Department of Energy and the United States Department of Agriculture show that for every unit of energy it takes to make biodiesel, including planting, harvesting, fuel production and fuel transportation, 3.2 unites of energy are gained. Biodiesel reduces the emissions of particulate matter by 47%, and carbon monoxide creation is reduced by 48%, leaving the air cleaner and less harmful to all life forms.
To learn more about LA City Biodiesel and to contact them with questions, please visit their website: