Biodiesel production plant inaugurated in central Iran

Business Materials 1 March 2013 12:21 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar.1 / Trend F.Mehdi/

A biodiesel production plant was inaugurated in Iran's central province of Isfahan at a cost of 150 billion rials (about $12.2 million), IRNA reported.

The construction if the plant started six years ago. The produced biodiesel will pollute the air 83 percent less than other fuels.

Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil - or animal fat-based diesel fuel.

Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines.

Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel. Biodiesel can also be used as a low carbon alternative to heating oil.