5 Compelling Reasons To Switch To Biofuel

Biofuel is created from plant-based materials. Several studies prove that it can deliver performance that can rival the performance produced by fossil fuels such as diesel and petroleum. As a result, it’s no surprise that the use of biofuels has increased in popularity substantially in recent years as a leading petroleum alternative. However, if you are still a bit sceptical about making the switch, we have listed some compelling reasons to finally switch to the eco-friendly choice and start using HVO fuel.

1. Help Enhance Air Quality

Diesel and other fossil fuels are undeniably bad for the environment as they are not just non-renewable sources of energy. Still, they also degrade air quality on a global scale. Millions of drivers and users of fossil fuels all contribute to the now global environmental crisis that threatens the planet’s existence.


Switching to biofuel will reduce your carbon footprint and improve air quality. Studies show that pure biodiesel produces up to 75% less greenhouse gas emissions, contributing substantially to cleaner air.

2. It’s 100% Sustainable

There’s no guessing just how much longer the world’s fuel reserves will last, which means that soon there could be no more fossil fuels to use. Instead of waiting for that day to arrive, making the switch now means you will be prepared for any additional costs that you may need to incur to make a change to using biofuels. Because biofuel is entirely sustainable, you can rest assured that your chosen fuel will never run out.

3. Biodiesel Is Compatible With Diesel Vehicles

Biodiesel is a popular form of biofuel. The pure biodiesel fuel is compatible with diesel vehicles by default. It can also be used in diesel generators without causing any problems at all. Therefore, you won’t need to purchase a new car or a new home generator if it has a diesel engine.

4. It’s Safe To Store

When storing regular diesel, you will have to consider safety precautions for safe storage. This is not the case when keeping biofuels as they are proven safe and easy to store even at home.


The lack of harmful emissions means you also won’t have to worry about health concerns when using your generator powered by biofuel as you would if you were using regular diesel. The safety aspect of biofuel is often a compelling reason for families to make the eco-friendly switch.

5. Lend A Hand In Saving The Planet

There’s no denying that the current global environmental crisis is enough to scare anyone into making massive lifestyle changes. Some scientific predictions indicate that the world’s environment could crumble by 2050, just a short while away.

The notable damage already done to the planet can be undone if enough individuals, families, and businesses make necessary changes to consider the earth. Therefore, switching to biofuel means you will be lending an essential hand in saving the planet.

Bottom Line

While switching to biofuel is a great way to help save the earth from imminent destruction, you should also consider other ways of leading an eco-friendly lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint further.

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at salman@ecomena.org or salman@bioenergyconsult.com

One Response to 5 Compelling Reasons To Switch To Biofuel

  1. Nikunj says:

    The use of biofuels is increasing. Therefore more efficient options are needed to transition our energy systems. Pure biofuel is cleaner-burning than fossil fuels, as they do not produce the pollutants associated with their use.

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