Biofuels in Pennsylvania
Biofuels are not a new type of fuel. They are the fuel of the future though, as we deal with global warming and to help reduce the dependency on foreign oil. We can use biofuels to bring back our breadbasket farming communities and help other countries start a legitimate export product. Many farmers are catching onto the trend and using biofuels to fuel their tractors and other farm equipment.
Biodiesel is a mix of vegetable oil and petro-diesel. You can make it fairly easy with minimal byproduct, and it burns much cleaner than regular diesel fuel. It does require some minor chemistry skills for the titration of the fuel with lye. This process has a byproduct and can be bad for the environment if not processed and disposed of properly.
Ethanol is made from corn. It is a very clean burning fuel. Due to the demands for corn to make E85, corn prices have risen in the past few years. Hopefully they stay low enough for this fuel to catch on more.
LP Gas - Propane
LP Gas, or Propane Gas, is one of the more popular of the biofuels used today. It is a natural occurring gas that burns fairly clean and is also quite inexpensive. Propane is used in homes for heating and cooking. It is also used in some forklifts to power their engines. It is gaining popularity in vans and buses in larger cities like San Francisco and other green friendly cities. The SFO Airport has shuttle buses that use Natural Gas as their fuel in their fleet.
Straight Vegetable Oil Fuel
Straight Vegetable Oil fuel is just as it sounds, it is used cooking oil or fresh oil used for fuel in cars and homes. Reused or recycled vegetable oil can also be used in engines as it does not have to be pristine.
Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) Conversion Kits
Soon we will have svo conversion kits available to convert many of the popular models of diesel engines for cars and trucks from the top manufactures. We hope to satisfy ever customer with the best straight vegetable oil conversion kits at the lowest price. Make sure to check back soon for the best kit for your vehicle. You can email us with any requests for kits that are not displayed on the website. We will try to find all of the parts needed to setup you diesel engine for a veggie oil conversion.
Straight Vegetable Oil Filtering
Check back here for articles on ways to filter oil cost effectively.
Straight Vegetable Heating Oil
Penn Alternative Fuels is filing the papers to bring our local PA customers extremely discounted heating oil in the form of straight vegetable oil or a mix of heating oil and vegetable oil for about half if using the straight vegetable oil conversion. The costs of the mixed fuel will also be considerably lower than the cost of normal heating fuel. We hope to satisfy our customers with heating fuel that is affordable and much more environmentally friendly than our petroleum counterpart.
Vegetable Oil Prices
Check back here soon for the avg prices for the top vegetable oils per gallon. You will be surprised how much cheaper you can buy vegetable oil straight from a store like Sam's Club or Costco for much cheaper than you can find diesel at the pump.
Vegetable Oil Chat
Stay tuned for our alternative fuel forum to be online soon to chat about your vegetable oil conversions and experiences with SVO as a fuel in your vehicle or home.