|The Science behind the Vegeoil and Biodiesels
- The main concept is that fuels can be made from natural and renewable sources instead of fossil fuels. Biofuels can be made virtually from materials that contains fat on any form.
Oils and fats the same thing. Oils are simply fats that are liquid at room temperature. |
Biodiesel is a fuel made from any vegetable oil that runs in any diesel engine without modifications.. Biodiesel is a direct replacement for petroleum diesel fuel, that can be used currently on any diesel vehicle.
Biodiesel is not pure vegetable oil. The vegeoil must pass several chemical reactions to become fuel.
Biodiesel is made by a chemical reaction of alcohol and the vegetable oils. The final biodiesel product, can be used in any diesel engine without modifications. Can be used in pure form or blended with petroleum diesel at any level.
Biodiesel can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. Mixes of 20% bio- with 80% petroleum diesel will significantly reduce carcinogenic emissions and gases that may contribute to global warming.
|Simple Chemistry for BioFuels
Fats and Vegetable Oils are different kinds of triacylglycerols (or triglycerides)
made up of carbon - C, hydrogen - H, and oxygen - O atoms. |
The industry use a process called transesterification, to purify the oil with some alcohol like methanol (CH3OH) or ethanol (CH3CH2OH) with the presence of a catalyst such as potassium hydroxide (KOH) or sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The triacylglycerol is transformed to esters and glycerol.