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About Biodiesel

Apparently, global warming has gradually become a global problem. Most countries have been alert and attempted to solve this crisis. High consumption of petroleum fuel is one of the top major reasons and biofuels are seemingly the right solution in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are the cause of this climate change. Moreover, future shortage in fossil fuel supply also accelerates the shift towards the alternative fuels sector. Biofuel will ultimately become a vital part of our energy supply and is projected to grow rapidly over the next decade.

Our government has seriously promoted the usage of biodiesel throughout the country. Domestic production of biodiesel helps to reduce the country’s dependence on imported conventional diesel. In addition, the development of biodiesel industry would strengthen the domestic and particularly the agricultural sector, especially oil palm farmers, with positive impact on the employment situation.

PVO Biodiesel

In early 2006, with over 2 years of research, we have firmly entered the energy sector by establishing a biodiesel plant with glycerin as its by-product. In order to serve high standard petroleum companies with confidence, high standard quality control system, working procedure and safety practices have been carefully implemented. We have been proud to be able to quickly respond to government policy and to help reduce green house gas emission from fossil fuel which is a major cause of global warming problem.

What is Biodiesel

Biodiesel, so called fatty acid alkyl esters, is a renewable fuel alternative for fossil diesel made from natural sources such as vegetable oils and animal fats. The largest possible source of suitable oil comes from oil crops such as oil palm, rapeseed or soybean. Biodiesel which is non-toxic and biodegradable, is most commonly produced from the process called tranesterification by reacting triglyceride (oil) with alcohol and a catalyst. The resulting chemical reaction produces alkly ester or biodiesel and the by-product called glycerin.

History of Biodiesel

Back in 1853, two brilliant scientists namely, E. Duffy and J. Patrick, had an idea of subjecting vegetable oil to a tranesterification process in order to obtain a chemical substance that we know today as “Biodiesel”. Somehow, they did not find any solid application until the invention of a fully working diesel engine. This can be attributed to Rudolf Diesel who invented the diesel engine and officially introduce this particular technology to the world on August 10, 1883 at Augsburg, Germany.

Benefits of Biodiesel

Compared to conventional diesel, biodiesel, with higher cetane rating, combusts better and cleaner which results in a significant reduction of the types of pollutants that contribute to global warming and emits few cancer-causing agents.

Blended Biodiesel, a mixture of petroleum diesel and biodiesel, can be effectively used in any diesel engine with few to no modifications. The blend level depends on economics and availability of biodiesel. An increasing number of Original Equipment Manufacturers are endorsing the use of lower biodiesel blends, e.g. 5% in their engines.

Moreover, biodiesel has a super-lubrication effect and has the benefit of acting like a solvent to clean the engine.

 
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