Think you know your stuff? Let’s test your knowledge about biodiesel. We’ll start easy.
Who invented the diesel engine?
OK. That was a gimme. Now let’s dig in. Let’s test your language.
What is the name of the process by which biodiesel is created?
Did you get it? Not bad! If you knew that, you probably know that the United States leads the world in biodiesel production. But do you know this?
Which country is second to the U.S. in biodiesel production?
All right. What about in the US…
Which branch of the U.S. Armed Forces uses the most biodiesel?
Yep. Those ships use a lot of fuel. And the Navy is true-blue committed to green. So, what kind of benefit do they get?
True or False: Over its lifecycle biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 65 percent compared to petroleum?
Wow! That’s a lot. Now to ground fleets:
What percentage of heavy-duty trucks and buses are diesel?
Most of them, it turns out. Given that…
How must a diesel vehicle be modified to use biodiesel?
That one should’ve been easy. We wouldn’t brag about having to overhaul your truck, now would we? Lucky for us, you don’t have to. Moving on…
The 1900 World’s Fair featured the first public demonstration of biodiesel. What feedstock was used?
Uh, huh. Peanut oil! The French commissioned that one. It worked pretty well too. Side note: Campbell’s Soup won a gold medal at that World’s Fair. It couldn’t power a bus though. Which leads us to...
Which tech giant powers its shuttle buses on B-5 biodiesel?
Did you Google the answer? OK. Home stretch. One final tricky question.
Which Ivy League University uses approximately 2,000 gallons of B20 per week?