Burning Biodiesel in the winter wonderland of Buffalo, NY

Biodiesel is a non-toxic, biodegradable fuel domestically produced out of new or recycled vegetable oils and other organic materials (renewable resources). It can be burned in any diesel engine with virtually no modifications. The exhaust is, on the average, 75-90% less toxic than diesel exhaust, and smells like a doughnut shop.
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Michal's 1981 Datsun truck has logged over 20,000 miles on 100% biodiesel, with excellent emissions, power and reliability performance, and fuel economy of 30-38 mpg. The truck successfully started at 24 F (-4 C) on 100% biodiesel and at -11 F (-24 C) on 25% biodiesel.
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Presentations for download
Paper on diesel, biodiesel, vegetable oil (SVO) emissions - CRC 2004 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Biofuels intro - Bluegrass Energy Expo 2004 (PDF, 3.8 MB)
Effect of zenmaster driving and individual choices on emissions - BEE 2004 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Please support your local farmer. Grow your own fuel.
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This site is maintained by Michal, a Buffalo biodiesel user and supporter, retired river guide, science bum, hillbilly, diesel exhaust alchemist, and solar and wind energy master. Please call 1-877-VEG-FUEL or e-mail michal@buffalobiodiesel.org.
Last updated Jan 17, 2004