A few weeks ago we talked about biodiesel, a promising energy source that is often cleaner burning and more efficient to create. One of the most popular uses for biodiesel fuel is as an alternative to gasoline for use in combustible engines like those found in vehicles. As the use of vegetable oil to power vehicle engines continues to become more common, it is also gaining viability as the technology improves.
However, like any emerging science there are both pros and cons involved in using vegetable oil to power vehicle engines. Here are some of the reasons—for and against—that are being used in the debate over substituting vegetable oil as fuel. [Continue reading]