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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.