hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 28, 20202020-06-28T12:07:15-04:00 2020-06-28T12:07:15-04:00In: Automotive How does hemp biodiesel compare to diesel? 0 How does hemp biodiesel compare to diesel? biodieseldiesel Share Facebook 12 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-07-21T12:17:09-04:00Added an answer on July 21, 2020 at 12:17 pm Right oof the bat hemp biodiesel is WAY more expensive. On top of that, it would still require changes before it could be used in standard Diesel engines. So although hemp power is a real thing and you can make everything from hemp, Hemp diesel fuel doesn’t look like the best and brightest thing to be using hemp for. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Cleverclogs 0 Questions 177 Answers 0 Best Answers 358 Points View Profile Cleverclogs 2020-08-14T13:50:07-04:00Replied to answer on August 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm Isn’t it just! Biodiesel is ridiculously pricey but isn’t that always the way with things that are either good for the planet or healthy. Aside from this, there just isn’t currently enough acreage in the states to supply the sector as a total replacement for diesel. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp acevedobenitez 0 Questions 157 Answers 0 Best Answers 316 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-08-14T13:50:37-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm Hemp as a fuel source is an excellent benefit to the environment because it is a regularly sustainable crop. Not only can a lot be produced, but it also has all of the properties needed to be a diesel alternative. The catch with biofuels is that we want a crop that is not used as a food. Hemp can be consumed, but it is used for a verity of things, not just a food source. The price for biofuels, in general, is more than fossil fuels because of what is available. As time goes on, we can switch from fossil fuels to more sustainable renewable energy. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp HempGuru United States (US) 0 Questions 94 Answers 0 Best Answers 210 Points View Profile HempGuru 2020-08-14T13:51:00-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 1:51 pm First of all, fossil fuel sources used for producing diesel are fast depleting. But hemp will not face these issues and can provide a continuous supply. The hemp plant can grow very fast, and it’s easy to cultivate. The oil in the seeds is used to make hemp biofuel, and the rest of the plant can be used to make many other products. Then, using diesel is extremely harmful to the environment, whereas hemp biodiesel has the opposite effect. The hemp plant absorbs CO2 from the environment, and it also uses much less water and nutrients from the soil compared to other plants. However, hemp biodiesel is still at a very early stage and will take more time to be commercially available. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 172 Answers 0 Best Answers 346 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-08-14T13:51:13-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 1:51 pm Hemp biodiesel is a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional diesel. The issue is that hemp biodiesel is just far too expensive to make it a replacement for regular diesel. Hemp biodiesel is non-toxic. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 495 Points View Profile wavess 2020-07-21T12:22:17-04:00Added an answer on July 21, 2020 at 12:22 pm Hemp biodiesel is a great alternative to regular diesel fuel, with a few caveats. Most significantly, It is not possible, at this time, for hemp biodiesel to replace regular diesel fuel. In the United States, we do not have enough acreage at this time to produce enough hemp to make enough hemp seed oil to replace standard diesel fuel. Producing hemp biodiesel is also an extremely costly process, which means farmers would lose money on their crops, and people would have to pay more for fuel. It is also likely that chemicals would need to be added to hemp biodiesel in order for it to function as regular diesel does. All that being said, on a small scale, hemp biodiesel is much more environmentally-friendly and sustainable than regular diesel fuel. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 531 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-21T12:16:11-04:00Added an answer on July 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm Cannabis plant or Industrial hemp is a potential source of sustainable diesel fuel. Hemp seed oil can be used to produce biodiesel. Hemp biodiesel exhibits superior fuel quality compared to diesel. Hemp biodiesel might be a way to a cleaner and greener environment, but it will not be able to replace the diesel instantly due to a lot of factors. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abe Melbourne, Australia 2 Questions 242 Answers 0 Best Answers 553 Points View Profile Abigail 2020-07-17T08:15:33-04:00Added an answer on July 17, 2020 at 8:15 am Biodiesel can be used alone in engines or as a mixture with the petroleum diesel. It has lesser energy content meaning it creates Lesser power. It also can cause cold starting problems, and it has a higher tendency to cause clogged fuel filters, for it absorbs water and is good food for bacteria. Along with the technical issues, we should point out that it is way more expensive than petroleum. But these are all hurdles worth trying to overcome in our journey toward a green smokeless environment. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-14T14:14:09-04:00Added an answer on July 14, 2020 at 2:14 pm It is created the same way, hemp oil vs. soybean oil (diesel). As stated above, it is a lot more expensive, almost 13 times higher in price. It also needs to be mixed with regular diesel since it burns at a much higher temp, 300F compared to 125F in diesel. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 660 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-07-14T14:13:37-04:00Added an answer on July 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm First and foremost, it is much more sustainable and environmentally-kind. Performance-wise, it has a much lower freezing point, which makes it superb for airplanes and other modes of transportation operating in high altitudes. My grandfather and his brothers raised it during WWII to be turned into fuel for the B52s as it would not solidify as petroleum-based fuels would. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-14T14:13:01-04:00Added an answer on July 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm There is data to show that hemp oil would be complicated to replace standard diesel ONLY because of the lack of acreage. It takes a lot more acreage of hemp to produce the oil needed to serve the same demand for standard diesel. According to the study, 50% of all the land in the US would be needed to provide the equivalent amount of oil that’s required to serve the populace. While hemp biodiesel could be a great option, it probably couldn’t replace the diesel market as a whole. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Melody 0 Questions 189 Answers 0 Best Answers 387 Points View Profile Melody 2020-07-13T21:28:00-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 9:28 pm Hemp biodiesel is a LOT more expensive than regular diesel. It could be used to run diesel engines, but with some modifications. To keep the hemp biodiesel consistent enough, it would need to be blended with regular diesel (which kind of defeats the purpose.) So, it doesn’t look like hemp diesel is going to fuel that bus downtown anytime soon. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to can add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?