Definition of biodiesel
: a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is derived from usually vegetable sources (such as soybean oil)
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Brightline estimates its trains would consume nearly 2 gallons of biodiesel fuel per mile.
Fat is easy to convert into biodiesel, for example.
Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Connecticut report that hemp biodiesel could someday power those cars and planes.
Last year, 1.4 billion pounds (635,000 metric tons) were turned into biodiesel — or 3.84 million pounds a day.
Last year, the program converted 71 tons of used cooking oil from airport restaurants into biodiesel fuel.
Last year, 1.4 billion pounds (635,000 metric tons) were turned into biodiesel -- or 3.84 million pounds a day.
Eureka also noted its trucks operate on cleaner fuel (soy biodiesel) than is typical for the industry.
DaimlerChrysler is now condoning biodiesel blends of up to 20 percent in its vehicles.
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Definition of biodiesel for Students
: a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is usually derived from plants
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