Biodiesel—A Renewable Energy Source
Potential impact on human health and the environment
The advantages of biodiesel to health and the environment are as follows:
- In the late 90’s, Yellowstone National Park tested biodiesel by successfully driving a park truck more than 92,000 miles. Compared with diesel trucks, toxicity, emissions, smoke, an unpleasant odors were reduced; safety and biodegradability were increased.
- Reduces particulate matter and sulfur emissions.
- Reduces exhaust (CO and HC) gases, which scientists believe are responsible for ozone layer deterioration and some health problems.
- Reduces life cycle Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
Most of the information found above was provided by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, www.nesea.org.