It is clear to see that the number of vehicles on our roads today has increased vastly over the past couple of decades. With this increase in vehicles, an increase in fuel consumption and in carbon emissions has followed. This has led to fuel resources being challenged and the environment suffering because of the pollution elements. Due to these changes in our lifestyles, an alternative fuel has been considered so researchers have been and still are looking for new sources of fuel.
One of these sources is used sunflower oil. Yes, it sounds a bit far-fetched like something out of a science fiction movie, but it has become a reality. Used oil is taken and then used in the chemical and bio fuel industry. There are designated used oil collectors that go around to various restaurants and other food establishments to collect all the used oil. Be sure to you check if the collector is certified. This task is beneficial to many parties in the following way. The restaurant is able to dispose of its used oil in a safe manner by handing it over to the used oil collector. The used oil collector creates jobs and relieves the restaurant of the burden of disposing of the used oil. The bio fuel industry receives a new basis ingredient for biodiesel. They are able to chemically transform the used oil into a usable form of biodiesel.
Biodiesel can be used in trucks as an alternative to diesel fuel. It is able to power the vehicle in a similar way as every day diesel does. However, whereas standard diesel emits much toxic fumes, biodiesel is less harmful to the environment because it is a resource that stems from nature originally.
If you have a restaurant or food establishment that discards of a lot of used oil, it is worth considering the used oil collector route. This will also strengthen your customer base because your restaurant will be helping the environment in finding alternative fuel solutions. Many people are very careful in how they affect the environment and how they can lower their carbon footprint. So if they know that your business ethically disposes your used oil and that the oil is used in the manufacture of biodiesel, they will support you more.
Biodiesel is a great alternative to diesel and it is a benefit to everyone involved in the process. Next time, think twice about how you discard your used oil.