What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is made from sustainable renewable resources, such as animal fat, vegetable/plant oil, and recycled grease. What does sustainability mean? Sustainability means biodiesel can meet the needs and demands for economic prosperity and environmental protection today, while ensuring the same environmental protection and economic prosperity for generations to come.

Why is Biodiesel good for the environment?

Basically, preserving resources and minimizing environmental impacts. Biodiesel significantly reduces harmful emissions by 50% protecting our children and environment. Biodiesel is non-toxic and biodegradable, posing no threat to human health. Table salt is ten times more toxic, and biodiesel degrades four times faster than petroleum diesel.

A USDA and Department of Energy study shows soy-based biodiesel has a 78% carbon dioxide reduction. This study takes into account everything from planting the soy beans to delivering the biodiesel to the pump. Truly, this is an amazing reduction. In 2007 alone, biodiesel’s contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions was equal to removing 700,000 passenger cars from America’s roadways.

Since the majority of biodiesel is made from soy bean oil, a promising new market is materializing for soy beans. Biodiesel could be the fuel of the future. Crossroads Fuel Service is proud to be a part of a cleaner healthier future for the next generation.