An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 10 of August, repeating indefinitely
When: August 10
Also known as: International Biodiesel Day
August 10 is the anniversary of the first ignition of the diesel engine in 1893. It is said that this prototype of the diesel engine
used peanut oil as fuel and is therefore considered
to be the first case in the history of biodiesel being used.
The word “diesel” comes from the name of it’s inventor:
Despite diesel fuel initially being made from plant oils,
cheap oils became very popular when diesel became widely used.
This did a lot of damage to the environment.
Therefore in many countries restrictions are being put
on what oils can be used for diesel.
Much research is being spend on developing cleaner fuels or fuel alternatives. Even if that wouldn’t necessarily be biodiesel.