VIDEO: Is biodiesel safe to use in my boat?

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Biodiesel. It’s safe, biodegradable, renewable and it produces fewer pollutants than petroleum-based diesel. Still, there are a couple of drawbacks to this fuel. A big one is that it is not widely available at marinas yet. It also is less stable than petroleum-based diesel fuel, which means it degrades faster. This article from Soundings’ July issue has more.

This video has more on biofuels:


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