Answer to Question #29435 in Physical Chemistry for queen

Question #29435
suggest an explanation why making and using biodiesel has a smaller effect on the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than using petroleum-based diesel.
Expert's answer
Biodiesel is being produced from plants. The combustion of biodiesel gives the same quantity of CO2 to the atmosphere which was used during the plant/s existence. So the natural carbon cycle works. But to call a biodiesel an ecologically safe fuel is impossible. It gives less emit of the exhaust gases than the ordinary fuel. But it is not zero.

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