Committed to the Environment
Wilsons Fuel Co. Limited is committed to a clean environment. We have sold over 15 million litres of Biodiesel. This corresponds to a reduction in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 39,000 tonnes.
Biodiesel is a fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats as well as many waste grease products). It provides similar fuel economy and performance to petroleum based diesel furnace oil. Biodiesel has many environmental and safety advantages. Biodiesel can power any diesel engine or furnace oil heating system without modification to these systems. Biodiesel is a clean-burning, 100% renewable fuel.
In addition to being a renewable resource and reducing petroleum dependency, biodiesel has a number of beneficial environmental characteristics. Because it is non-flammable, as biodegradable as table sugar, and no more toxic than table salt. As an oxygenated fuel, biodiesel reduces incomplete combustion and thus reduces the production of many harmful air pollutants. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that a 20% blend of biodiesel (B20) will significantly reduce exhaust emissions (relative to pure biodiesel) accordingly:
- 30% reduction in carbon monoxide emissions
- 40% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions
- 25% reduction in particulate emissions
- 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
- 20% reduction in sulfur emissions