Food for thought

| November 03, 2005

Biodiesel also has a higher gel point. B100 gets slushy at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. B20 has a gel point of 7 degrees. Anti-gel appears to be a must in cold weather.

Also, if you’re considering using a biodiesel blend, always check your engine warranty. High blends of more than 20 percent biodiesel may negate some warranties.

If diesel prices continue to climb, who knows what the future may hold for biodiesel. Perhaps one day, the smell of french fries or doughnuts may do more than whet someone’s appetite. It may be the catalyst for sweet memories of a distant time when Dad or Mom returned home from a long trip in his or her palate-pleasing rig.

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