Biodiesel can minimize the rate of pollution and save the environment. 

The advent of the digital age has promoted the ease of travel and transport. This has, in turn, increased the number of privately owned vehicles. The fuel used in these vehicles is petrol or diesel. The vehicles run through the ignition of these fuels give out carbon dioxide (CO2) and other gases. But, there has now been an immense rise in the CO2 levels in the atmosphere. It has become a huge contributor to Global Warming and has brought imbalance in Nature. 

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An alternative source of fuel has to be introduced to our environment. A fuel, that is eco-friendly and emits less pollution. Extensive research and resources are being invested in the generation of such fuels.

What is “Biodiesel”? It is a fuel derived from natural sources and is environmentally friendly. This fuel does not release harmful gases and also reduces the emission of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The popularity of biodiesel is consistently increasing among the population for its extensive advantages.

The important materials used for the production of biodiesel are vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, and waste cooking oil. The oil along with other chemicals, break into compounds called esters. After further purification of all these mixtures, biodiesel is formed. This is a cost-effective process and further contributes to the reduction of Global warming. This would eventually lead to a balance and peace in nature.

Conclusion - What can we do as an individual to save our environment? The answer is to stop polluting it by making use of vehicles that are energy-efficient. Servicing private vehicles up to date becomes important. Make use of public transport for shorter distances.

Editor: Anomitra Dey

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