What is the difference between biodiesel and diesel?

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Biodiesel is a derived term of diesel.


As nouns the difference between biodiesel and diesel

is that biodiesel is fuel for diesel engines made of renewable organic raw materials as opposed to fossil hydrocarbons while diesel is a fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed.

As a verb diesel is

to ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression.

biodiesel

English

Noun

(wikipedia biodiesel)
  • Fuel for diesel engines made of renewable organic raw materials as opposed to fossil hydrocarbons.
  • diesel

    English

    (wikipedia diesel)

    Noun

  • A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
  • A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  • (UK, slang) snakebite and black
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  • (automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
  • The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling .

    Derived terms

    * biodiesel * dieselization * red diesel

    See also

    * diesel engine * diesel knock * derv

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