Replacing oil with biofuels like biodiesel has a host of ecological benefits:
- Biofuels are inherently renewable. Because they are derived from agricultural crops that are produced by domestic farmers, biofuels reduce our dependence on foreign oil producers.
- Biodiesel creates a lower degree of dangerous particle pollution than petroleum-based gasoline and diesel fuels. Particle pollution is made up of a number of components, including acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles, which have the potential to cause serious health problems.
- Biofuels do not contribute to global warming, since they only emit back to the environment the carbon dioxide (CO2) that their source plants absorbed out of the atmosphere in the first place. We recognize that clearing of land and the production of biofuels require energy input as well, but HERO BX works to be a good steward of the environment in all areas of manufacturing. Further, our research and development teams are dedicated to uncovering advancements both to improve our processes AND to reduce our process’ carbon footprint.
Changing to Biodiesels Is Easy
Transitioning to biodiesels can be done simply and easily. Unlike changing to solar, wind, or other renewable sources of energy, no special equipment or adaptations are needed to use biodiesels in vehicles or for home heating use. Existing cars, trucks, and home heating oil tanks can simply be switched directly to biodiesel. In standard diesel engines, biodiesel can be readily substituted for regular diesel fuel.