Given the need for an interim baseload or on call renewable energy generation, we believe that biodiesel can be used to provide a clean energy source especially if partnered with solar or wind.
The original diesel engine was designed to run on peanut oil. Most modern diesel engines and generators can still run on vegetable oils or biodiesel made from a range of renewable sources.
We have years of practical experience making and using biodiesel starting in the 1990s. Although we used it for running our cars and commercial vehicles, using it to provide electricity is an obvious solution for night time, peaking, or emergency renewable energy generation.
Biodiesel generators can also be used for emergency backup, temporary power supply in remote locations, demand reduction for clients with “peaky” loads that result in large demand charges or anywhere a standard generator is needed.
Co-located with solar, along with a local supply of seed oils, biodiesel offers a great opportunity for regional communities to become more self sufficient, lower energy costs, be more competitive while creating more local jobs.
If you want more information or want to know if your situation is ideal for biodiesel, contact us for a free analysis.
While not directly related to generating energy, we have been actively making biodiesel for around 20 years as you can see from this video below.