Biodiesel Benefits

Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, animal fats, chicken fats, fish oils, vegetal oil, cooking used oils, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy.

B10 and B20 blends result in:

  • 10% – 20% reduction in harmful ash content and carbon residue
  • 5% – 11% reduction in sulfur content of ULSD No. 2
  • 8% – 16% reduction in PM, HC and CO emissions
  • Nitrous Oxide increase slightly but are eliminated by pollution prevention technology in vehicles.

B10 and B20 Biodiesel blends increase the Cetane
Number by 5% – 6% resulting in:

  • Faster Ignition
  • Less engine noise
  • Smoother starting

A dramatic increase (82%-94%) in lubricity results at B10
and B20 concentrations resulting in:

  • Better protection for engine parts
  • Longer engine life can be expected
  • Improved performance
  • Heating value is reduced by 2.5% for a B20 blend = Negligible change in performance
  • Change in API Gravity is negligible
  • Viscosity of fuel increases 2.5% – 5%

Our Mission:

Vride Energy Africa (VEA) is committed to create a sustainable, economically viable African biofuels industry, consistent with national and community interests and environmental standards.