National Biodiesel Day
National Biodiesel Day is observed next on Monday, March 18th, 2024 (173 days from today).
National Biodiesel Day is a holiday celebrated on March 18 every year. The world we live in is heavily dependent on petroleum products and of course, it has damaged the surroundings to a greater extent. However, many people who are eager to save the planet have turned to renewable energy sources. Biodiesel is one of the better eco-friendly alternatives to diesel engines. Therefore, National Biodiesel Day celebrates this conventional diesel alternative fuel because it allows you to move in a user-friendly way without polluting the nation. Let's join hands to act green by using biodiesel to improve the environment.
History of National Biodiesel Day
Excellent quality biodiesel made from old, used vegetable and animal oils. It's made by processing oil with alcohol to create a fuel capable of burning and powering everything from passenger buses to heating equipment, turning excess oil into a productive new way to commute in town.
Biofuel is actually not a new concept, at least the technology that creates it is not a new one. This process, called Trans esterification, was actually first performed in 1853 by a man named Patrick Duffy. This happened long before the first diesel engines were produced and at that time there was no practical application for this new development.
That changed in 1893 in Augsburg, Germany, when the first model of Rudolf Diesel's diesel engine was made and ran on pure peanut oil. It is worth noting that Diesel did not intend his equipment to run on peanut oil, but when it was introduced at the 1900 Paris Exposition, it was done at the request of the French government.
Despite our initial claims, there have been discussions on the topic of vegetable fuels as an alternative to petroleum as early as the 1920s and 1930s. They just never became mainstream and certainly never had enough traction to cause the kind of movement we're seeing today.
How to Celebrate National Biodiesel Day
Celebrating National Biodiesel Day is pretty straightforward. Learn more about biodiesel and, if possible, visit your local biodiesel producer. Find out the positive impact it has on the environment when using it as a fuel. If you have any diesel equipment, use biodiesel to run it for a day. Please contribute a small part on your part so that your environment is not polluted. You can even encourage those around you to switch to this diesel alternative to bring about a big change in your area in terms of pollution. Let's go green using this renewable energy at least on National Biodiesel Day. You can share your views on biodiesel and raise awareness about biodiesel by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #NationalBiodieselDay.
ObservedNational Biodiesel Day has been observed annually on March 18th.
Friday, March 18th, 2022
Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Monday, March 18th, 2024
Tuesday, March 18th, 2025
Wednesday, March 18th, 2026