Alternative vegetable fuel

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Environment

Vegetable oils are quickly becoming an alternative to the fuels that we are using so much of every day. Alternative vegetable fuels are a substance that is being used in many areas for manufacturing and in cooking. Vegetable oil constantly has to be changed when used in cooking and in manufacturing for a clean oil that will help the production and the taste of products when cooked. Because one is constantly changing the vegetables oils that are used in this manner, there is a lot of left over oils that need to be addressed for additional use or for disposal. Over the years, thousands and millions of gallons of vegetable oils have been thrown into landfills and into the garbage, but now with testing and procedures, this same vegetable oil can be used to run cars, to run a  tractor, and to heat the home.

The used vegetable oil much be somewhat cleaned before burning to take out water, and to take out debris that may be in the oil. This is not difficult as you can use filters or a manufacturing process to clean the oils. As the oils are cleaned, and the debris removed you are left with a recycled product that will burn nicely, cleanly and with very little cost compared to processed oil created from the use of gas and oil.

Vegetable oil is used in making biodiesel and can be used straight in heating the home. What many people dont realize is that there is millions and millions of gallons of waste oil out there every year. Consider how many gallons of gas you use in a year, and how many gallons of oil you burn every year in your home. Now consider if you were getting all that free, or at least at a very lower cost, what would you choose to use? Vegetable oil is taken from plants and plants can be re-grown every year. There is very little cost in using this alternative oil, and many people are turning to this type of oil as an alternative and cutting costs.

Vegetable oils can be created from soybeans as well as from other types of plants. Soy is being used to create many things such as milk, burgers and even pastas, but the parts of the plant that are not being used for other products can be used to create the oil we need to drive our car, heat our home and so much more. Biodeisel is a result of mixing the oils with the diesel that is already being used on the market. Biodiesl is going to help prolong the availability of the diesel we do have as resources start to run lower, and the testing on alternative fuels continue.

What is really good about using vegetable oils in the use of heating the home or in running your car? There is much lower amount of emissions and pollutions that are given off when using vegetable oils. Organically grown plants are going to give off the least amount of pollutants. Reducing pollution includes reducing the carbon monoxide and the carbon dioxide that is in our air, and that is destroying the ozone layers. In cutting back on pollution we are creating a better atmosphere and a cleaner air for our children and our generations to come.