The development of biodiesel

Biodiesel has seen some controversy over past years, but to this day seems to be a way of utilizing bio degradable materials, in a way which will help the planet we live in become a better place.

Back in the early 1900s Dr Rudolf Diesel had just invented the first diesel engine, which could run efficiently on a variety of different fuels.

Biodiesel was way ahead of its time as Dr Rudolf had proved by demonstrating this at the World Fair in 1900, he showed that a diesel engine could in fact run by using peanut oil, which actually won the highest accolade, the ‘Grand Prix’. Although peanut oil is not a bio diesel, it is a bio fuel, but uses the same principles.

Biodiesel is basically a way of making fuel to power diesel engines from vegetable oils, which can be more efficient and less harmful to the environment, as they are non toxic and totally bio degradable. There have been many reports that table salt is more toxic than bio diesel, which speaks volumes in itself.


Bio diesel actually bio degrades up to four times quicker than normal petroleum diesel which we use on a daily basis.

There are so many benefits to using these kinds of bio fuels, they can be stored for an indefinite period of time in full containers, with no problems at all, and biodiesel releases no carbon dioxide and no sulphur dioxide into the air we breathe on a daily basis.