FAQ - Environmental benefits

Why is using vegetable oil as fuel “CO2 neutral”?

Clean vegetable oil as fuel guarantees a neutral CO2 cycle; a growing oil-plant needs as much CO2 for oil production as the burning of the oil will release.

Which other ecological benefits does the use of PPO as fuel have?

Oil producing plants are renewable and can be completely independent from fossil fuel reserves. Pure plant oil is not a threat to our health, there’s no benzol nor any other hazardous fumes. It is not a threat to our oceans and ground water and doesn’t contribute to acid rain. Much unlike petro diesel and other fossil fuels, it is not toxic nor is it explosive.

How does PPO compare to gas (natural gas / petroleum gas)?

Natural gas and petroleum gas used as fuel in combustion engines cause cleaner emissions than traditional fuels.

With current technology natural gas can only be used in engines that are especially designed for this fuel. Natural gas can be used in diesel engines together with diesel fuel where the gas is mixed in with the air going into the engine in order to make for more complete combustion, gain power and reduce harmful emissions. Converting a diesel engine for this involves pressurised containers and fuel lines, valves for mixing in the gas, a fuel mixture management system and extensive safety measures. A disadvantage of either type of gas is that it takes up four times the amount of tank space of traditional fuels with equal energy value. This makes it impractical for long distance travel. Besides that neither one of these gases are a renewable fuel and users will still be dependent on the countries and regions that produce and export.