Compared to traditional diesel, biodiesel reduces exhaust emissions like particulate matter by 47 percent, carbon monoxide by 48 percent and hydrocarbons by 67 percent. Source: Environmental Protection Agency.
The exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfate (major components of acid rain) from biodiesel are essentially eliminated compared to traditional diesel. Source: National Biodiesel Board.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to fully complete the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Source: National Biodiesel Board.
Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism. That’s one reason school boards are endorsing cleaner-burning biodiesel to lower exhaust levels inside the buses.
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