The history & background of Biodiesel
Bio diesel is a road and off road legal alternative to fossil/mineral diesel and red diesel (not petrol), has many of the characteristics of normal mineral diesel, but is typically made from vegetable oils.
Running any diesel engine via vegetable oil is not a new concept. The original diesel engine was first demonstrated in 1895 by Rudolph Diesel and was designed to run on vegetable oil.
Bio-diesel has been available for many years as a mainstream fuel in the major vehicle manufacturing countries such as Germany, the US and across Europe where makes such as Volkswagon, Audi, BMW, Seat, Skoda and Ford are produced.