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Biodiesel Products

Introduction

ENDER plans to produce high-quality biodiesel (B100) from virgin soybean and rapeseed oil feedstocks for the burgeoning diesel market in the United States, thus supplying a renewable, sustainable, and non-toxic alternative to petroleum for use in transportation fleets, buses, trains, boats, passenger vehicles, and everywhere else where petroleum diesel is currently used.. The biodiesel produced by ENDER will provide increased fuel economy, better engine performance, and greatly reduced sulfur and particulate emissions compared to petroleum diesel.

What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources, such as virgin soybean and rapeseed (canola) oils. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any concentration with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. Blends of biodiesel and pure unblended biodiesel can be used in modern diesel engines with no modification required.

Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, non-toxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. It is safe to work with and easy to clean up. Biodiesel can be incorporated into the existing diesel fuel infrastructure seamlessly and immediately.

In addition to being registered as a fuel and fuel additive with the (EPA), biodiesel meets clean diesel standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have designated neat (B100) biodiesel as an alternative fuel. Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing required by the Clean Air Act. The use of biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to emissions from diesel fuel. Blending biodiesel with petroleum diesel eliminates the need for sulfur as a lubricating agent and thus eliminates the exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfates which are major components of acid rain.

Biodiesel is very energy efficient. The energy profit ratio for biodiesel is in the range of 3.4 to 3.7. That is, for every unit of energy used to produce biodiesel, 3.4 to 3.7 units of energy are available for use. Biodiesel releases much less CO2 into the atmosphere than does conventional diesel. Biodiesel has a high cetane rating, which improves the performance of diesel engines. For example, 20% biodiesel blended with 80% petroleum diesel fuel (i.e., "B20") improves the cetane rating by 3 points, making it a Premium fuel.

And because biodiesel is “more biodegradable than sugar and less toxic than table salt" (US National Biodiesel Board), it is an excellent fuel for use in fragile environments such as estuaries, lakes, rivers, and national parks.