Together we are on our way to a fossil fuel-free future. To make it easy, we have created an overview which contains information about biofuel gas stations.
Differences between fossil fuels and biofuels
Biofuels are an alternative fuel for fossil fuels. Biofuels are made of biomass, this is a collective name for everything that has (ever) grown and has turned yet into fossil fuels. It consists of plant based materials, manure and animal fats.
The biofuel sheet below is easy to implement. By doing so, we can reduce our carbon footprint together. We just make it easy to find a green alternative for everyone, by comparing this with the traditional fossil fuels like diesel and petrol.
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HVO 100 or rather ‘Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil’ is a clean substitute for diesel. The number ‘100’ behind the abbreviation HVO indicates that it is a 100% renewable diesel fuel, which is not mixed with fossil fuel. HVO 100 is also sometimes called ‘blue diesel’. Essentially there is no difference from HVO 100, it is just a commercial name and HVO is the chemical name. HVO is available in pure form (HVO100) and in blended form (for example, HVO20, which consists of 20% HVO and 80% diesel).
CNG stands for “compressed natural gas”. It is basically the same kind of gas as comes out of a gas stove, but compressed under very high pressure. This allows the tanks to remain relatively small, although they must be very strong and heavy-duty to withstand the high pressure. CNG is cheaper than gasoline and diesel, but more expensive than LPG.
LNG is liquefied natural gas. By cooling natural gas back to -163°C it becomes liquid. LNG has a higher energy density than CNG and is ideally suited as a fuel for heavier trucks and for road transport over long distances.