Is Biodiesel Safe?
Biodiesel is completely safe because of the all natural compounds that it’s made from so if you spill it on the ground it will quickly degrade into natural organic residue. It is safer than petroleum diesel because it is less combustible. The flashpoint for biodiesel is higher than 130°C, compared with about 52°C for petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is safe to handle, store, and transport.
When used in marine environments biodiesel reduces the impact on wildlife.
Biodiesel has zero aromatics so it reduces toxicity and burns cleaner. Biodiesel even reduces air pollution compared to petroleum diesel. Biodiesel reduces air toxins and cancer-causing compounds.
Using biodiesel reduces emissions because carbon dioxide released from biodiesel combustion is offset by the carbon dioxide absorbed from growing soybeans or other feedstocks used to produce the fuel.