Fighting for sustainabilityGroup with celebrity ties hopes to spread the word on benefits of community-based biodiesel productionby Susan ReidyAs long-time supporters of biodiesel, Daryl Hannah, Annie Nelson and Kelly King said they were appalled to witness the industry morph from one that promotes farmers and… Read More »Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA)
At the 1900 Worlds Fair, the inventor/engineer Rudolph Diesel unveiled his latest invention, The Diesel Engine with the words “ladies and gentlemen – Peanut Oil”. Whenever we think of diesel engines, most likely the image of a loud, smoke-belching car will appear. It is… Read More »rudolph diesel
Vegetable oil can be used as diesel fuel just as it is, without being converted to biodiesel. The downside is that straight vegetable oil (SVO) is much more viscous (thicker) than conventional diesel fuel or biodiesel, and it doesn’t burn the same in the engine… Read More »Week 1 – S.V.O.
The cost of operating a biodiesel plant could soon be going down, and hopefully the savings will make their way to the pump. Green Star Products International (GSPI) of San Diego says it has developed technology that can cut the time required to convert raw… Read More »Week 1 – New Processes
Emissions and Related Effects of Using 100 Pure BioDiesel… Atmosphere * Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions from 75 to 100 percent* Biodiesel lowers sulfate emissions (primary cause of acid rain) by 100 percent.* Biodiesel lowers particulate matter by 40 percent* Biodiesel lowers polluting hydrocarbons emissions… Read More »Week 1 – Emissions
Extracting biodiesel from algae just may be one of the most promising solutions to our nations energy crisis. Diesel engines using petroleum fossil fuels consume around 60 billion gallons of petroleum diesel per year according to statistics from the Department of Energy. While less energy… Read More »Week 1 – Algae