Do NOT introduce Biodiesel
Do not propose the use of biodiesel for political reasons without understanding the science.
Why the contribution is important
Biodiesel has decimated rain forests thoughout Asia. Animal habitat is destroyed and the Palm Oil companies displace local people and do not even provide river bank corridors to allow the migration of endangered species. Palm oil is a primary ingredient of biodiesel.
Biodiesel has a lower calorific value than mineral diesel so you have to burn more to get the same amount of energy so emission reductions are exagerated.
Diesel vehicles suffer from clogging of injectors and massively increased maintence caused by the growth of bacteria in biodiesel, known thoughout Asia as "diesel bug". Eradication of diesel bug involves the disposal of unusable fuel and the use of toxic detergents to clean machinery and storage tanks.
A more positive step to save our planet would be for a country like Jersey to BAN Palm Oil. People would stand up and listen to one of the worst commercial exploitation of the plant under the "ECO" banner.
by BanPalmOil on March 30, 2021 at 06:40PM