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Directory of technologies and resources relating to biodiesel.

To use BioDiesel, you need a diesel engine. Bear in mind the cost of growing crops. Only when waste/excess organic matter is used can BioDiesel be considered a "renewable" energy source. The diesel engine was originally designed to run on vegetable oil so farmers could grow their own fuel.

Overview

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[How a Diesel Engine Chamber Ignites] - John Swain, physicist at Northeastern University, shows how a rapidly compressed chamber lights a cotton ball on fire, to illustrate how a diesel engine works. (DiscoveryChannel.ca Sept. 30, 2004)

Featured

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Store: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > Making Algae Biodiesel at Home - Downloadable 650-page book provides detailed instructions on how to sustainably produce clean oil from algae -- in your back yard -- enough to supply your transportation and home power needs. This is not a simple, afternoon venture, but a serious, long-term commitment.
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Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) - Green Power Inc has developed a catalytic pressureless depolymerization (CPD) process they call "NanoDiesel" that inexpensively converts biomass and municipal waste into high quality diesel fuel, which could solve the world's energy and waste problems at the same time, without upsetting the CO2 balance.

Organizations

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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biodiesel > Directory:Biofuel Sources > Widtsoe Institute facilitates farmers growing their own fuel/meal - Utah's newly-formed Widtsoe Institute envisions seeing local farmers not only growing their own fuel, but also providing feed for local livestock, while also producing enough excess fuel for the diesel fleets of the various government entities in the valley. (PESN Nov. 25, 2009) (Comment)

Companies

Duda Diesel Alternative Energy Supply - Supply of necessary filters & chemicals for the biodiesel process. Also a supplier of many other various alternative energy products such as solar water heaters.

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Grease Power / Directory:Biodiesel > 2009 PopSci Invention Award: A Generator That Runs on Kitchen Grease - The nondescript six-foot-tall box behind Finz restaurant in Dedham, Massachusetts, looks like a tool shed, but actually it's a self-contained grease refinery and five-kilowatt generator. Engineer James Peret's Vegawatt is the first all-in-one device that processes grease to continuously provide a building with electricity and hot water. (Popular Science May 28, 1009)
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Breakthrough Biodiesel Process Now Running At Commercial Scale - Ever Cat opened the doors to it’s new biodiesel facility in rural Minesota on Sept. 28, capable of making biodiesel in mere seconds from start to finish, reducing costs by half the price of other biodiesel, producing no waste, using no chemical reactants, and using any animal fat or vegetable oil as a feedstock. (Gas 2.0 Sept. 30, 2009)

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Reactor Skid System produces 10-40 gpm of biodiesel - The BioForce 9000 Nano Reactor Skid System from Cavitation Technologies, has the capacity to produce from 10 up to 40 gallons per minute of biodiesel on demand. Multiple vegetable oil and animal fat-based feedstocks with up to 4.5% free fatty acid (FFA) may be used simultaneously for the production of biodiesel with the system. http://www.cavitationtechnologies.com/BioForce9000.wmvVideo (ThomasNet Industrial Niewsroom Nov. 17, 2008)

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Circle Biodiesel & Ethanol Corporation: Clean energy company specializing in renewable energy and manufacturing and consulting for algae biodiesel and algae biofuel processors for algae oil, biodiesel processors, jatropha oil, bioethanol, ethanol stills and methane digesters for the production of methane biogas.

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BioSelect, Chevron unveil Galveston biodiesel plant - Galveston Bay Biodiesel LP is the initial project of BioSelect Fuels, a Houston-based developer and operator of biodiesel facilities under Chevron. The facility initially will produce 20 million gallons of biodiesel a year and has the capability to expand operations to produce 110 million gallons a year from soybeans. (Houston Business Journal May 27, 2007)

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Neste will test NExBTL biodiesel in Sweden - Neste Oil is trying to perfect its next generation biomass to liquid (NExBTL) biodiesel, that has a more consistent quality and is more tolerant of cold temperatures than traditional biodiesel. The company announced a three year study to test emissions changes with different blends of NExBTL and conventional fuel. (AutoblogGreen May 28, 2007)

BioKing Manufacturer and reseller of automated biodiesel equipment. Equipment is containerized and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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Directory:DieselSecrets.com - Claims you can get your diesel for only 46 cents per gallon, by getting free waste oil from restaurants, filtering it, and adding their proprietary solution.

Earth Biofuels - Earth Biofuels, Inc. (EBI) is a vertically integrated energy company and one of the first of its kind in the biofuels industry. As a producer, distributor, and marketer of biodiesel fuel, the company operates at each level of the supply chain from raw materials to the retail level.

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Directory:Biodiesel Solutions Inc - Company sells ready-to-go biodiesel maker to fit in your garage or shed. Said to make 40 gallons in on day, at 70 cents per gallon. Biodiesel is cheaper and burns cleaner. Just add vegetable oil, methanol and lye.

Biox - Turns vegetable oils, agricultural seed oils, waste animal fats and greases into high grade biodiesel fuel at a cost competitive with petroleum diesel using inert co-solvents that generate an oil-rich one-phase system. Over 99% complete in seconds at near-ambient temperatures with 1:1 yields, this process is 40% cheaper in capital cost and over 50% cheaper in operational cost than other biodiesel processes.

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Student Conceives Method for Creating Biodiesel from Fatty Acids - Ever Cat Fuels is using the Mcgyan process to perform a catalytic conversion of triglycerides and free fatty acids into fatty acid methyl esters (FAMES) to create a continuous process using recycled alcohol for creating biodiesel. (Inside Augsburg March 7, 2008)

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IntergalacticHydrogen.com - Builds / converts multi-fuel, hydrogen, methane, propane, biodiesel and ethanol automobiles and appliances. Services include alternative fuel vehicle diagnostic and repair. Also sells wind turbines, solar systems, and fuel cell kits. See Allan's video interview with Tai Robinson - (27 min OSEN July 2005)

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Directory:Krystal Planet > Krystal Planet Markets Available Renewable Energy Devices - Company network presently sells wind, solar, biodiesel and energy conservation products for residential and commercial applications, at competitive price points, with financing available. (PESN March 25, 2007)

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Incalculavel.com - Incalculavel is a portuguese company developing and selling domestic and industrial biodiesel production equipment. They also offer an one-day biodiesel production course with weekly editions. Besides biodiesel, Incalculavel provides other renewable energy solutions, such as solar and wind energy solutions.

Alpha Energy - Designs and implements the growing of non-food oil seed crops worldwide in a structured Agri-Supply chain from soil to oil.

Do It Yourself (DIY)

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Store: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > Making Algae Biodiesel at Home - Downloadable 650-page book provides detailed instructions on how to sustainably produce clean oil from algae -- in your back yard -- enough to supply your transportation and home power needs. This is not a simple, afternoon venture, but a serious, long-term commitment.
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Latest / Store: Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biofuels > Directory:Algae > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > New book explains how to build Open Ponds for growing algae for biodiesel - David Sieg has completed yet another e-book in his excellent series on making your own biodiesel from algae and other biomass. This book focuses on the methods of cultivating algae in open ponds, both small-scale for home applications, or large-scale for commercial applications. (PESN Sept. 3, 2010)
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Making Algae Photobioreactors at Home A free download with step-by-step instructions on making an algae test bioreactor. You can easily test 10 different algal strains, or 10 different variables at the same time. "When I went looking for a algae photobioreactor for my own studies, I saw similar PBR’s selling for $10,000 -$20,000 USD or more. So I built one."

How to Make Biodiesel - using open source equipment at home.

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Home-Made-Biodiesel.com - Outstanding site covers what you need to know about making home-made-biodiesel. Page headings include: Conversion Kits The Process Raw Materials Formula Cost Safety Titration Videos Equipment Suppliers Blog.

Make your own BioDiesel Fuel - from used kitchen grease or waste vegetable oil.

Water-Free Washing Biodiesel - Washing biodiesel as a process came about as a method developed to remove the reactants-residues of the transesterification reaction by which bio-diesel is produced and this is usually accomplished by one of two methods: the mist washing method and the bubble washing method although a third approach of fuel-bubbling washing has been developed for both batch and continuous washing. (GB-Analyst Reports July 21, 2008)

Free Biodiesel eBook - Along with the free biodiesel book and 4 government studies, the entire University of Idaho study on "blending" is included too.

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Biodiesel Kit/Biodiesel Processor - Site features information about making biodiesel, offers biodiesel kits, biodiesel benefits, cautions, and reasons for using biodiesel.

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Domestic Energy Partners - BetterBiodiesel.com - John Crawford of Better Biodiesel has invented a chemical process to produce biodiesel more cleanly, cheaply, and efficiently. Building that the prototype pilot processor was in burned to the ground, cause unknown and suspicious. (UtahBiodiesel.com Feb. 16, 2006)

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Boulder Biodiesel- grassroots action Organization offers workshops and provides information for individuals and businesses interested in using or making their own biodiesel. (OSEN Nov. 2005)

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Appleseed Biodiesel Reactor Open Source - Complete plans for biodiesel homebrewing equipment, using off-the-shelf parts and a water heater, for less than $200 in materials. (PESWiki May 7, 2005)

Hemp for Fuel - Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp. It would only take 6% of U.S. land to produce enough hemp to make us energy independent. The only thing stopping hemp being legal is ignorance.

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Utah Biodiesel Supply carries a range of products to help you make your own biodiesel.

Safari Group Palm Oil is better for biodiesel, cheaper than all other oils.

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Bio Diesel Today claims oil from Jatropha Curcas seed can be used as Bio diesel for any diesel engine without modification.

Survival Unlimited - Learn how to make virtually free fuel! Used Cooking Oil and Crankcase Oil can easily be converted to Diesel! Also at

Hydrogen Appliances - This system can be used to avoid the entire Alkaline/Alcohol process and cuts chemical processing costs in half. Cheaper, safer and simpler to make.

Biodiesel Energy Revolution - This website will teach you all about the Advantages and Disadvantages of biodiesel. Find out the solutions to the Disadvantages as well as how to make your own Biodiesel Fuel. Biodiesel Energy Revolution's Promise to you is to Never sell or promote a product or energy source that can save the Environment and not save you money at the same time. You can have it both ways - and you deserve it!!

From Solar

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Latest: Directory:Solar / Directory:Biodiesel > Free Energy Blog:2015:02:17 - In the process, a sort of artificial leaf splits the sunlight into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, a lab-engineered bacterium, Ralstonia eutropha, combines hydrogen with carbon dioxide to create a liquid fuel called Isopropanol. At this point, it's only 1% efficient in converting sun energy to fuel energy. (Free Energy Blog February 17, 2015)

From Algae

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Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil - Some species of algae are ideally suited to biodiesel production due to their high oil content (some well over 50% oil), and extremely fast growth rates. Algae farms would let us supply enough biodiesel to completely replace petroleum as a transportation fuel in the US. (PESWiki)

Hybrids

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Directory:Hydraulics > 100 MPG Lightning Hybrids - Lightning Hybrids is an automotive research and manufacturing company based out of Loveland, Colorado, that has designed two 100 MPG hydraulic-biodiesel hybrid cars with sports sedan performance (0-60 in 5.9 seconds) and visual appeal. The cars are slated to be available in 2010 and will sell for $39,000-$59,000. (EngineeringTV)

Government & Politics

Biodiesel tax break backfires - "This $1-per-gallon subsidy, known as the "blender's tax credit", is a government boondoggle financed by the taxpayers," said Tom Elam, an agricultural economist with FarmEcon in Carmel, Ind., who estimates biodiesel exports could be costing American taxpayers several hundred million dollars a year. (Chron.com Nov.29, 2008)

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America dependent on domestic fuel - New activist site considers how America can reduce gasoline prices, gain independence from OPEC, create a new energy industry based on the gassification of coal. Considers the costs and benefits of biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, and hybrid cars. (Pumpago.com)

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Bio fuel home brewers battle big refiners in Utah's grease war - In Salt Lake County, making biodiesel, at least on a homebrew level, has come to a screeching halt due to a law on the books that makes it against the law to collect waste veggie oil unless you have a "Liquid Waste Handling Permit" costing $125.00/year. (Salt Lake Tribune/Utah Biodiesel Supply June 11, 2006)

Production

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Directory:Biodiesel >BioCube Enables Modular Biodiesel Production - The BioCube, developed by The BioFuel Partnership is an all-in-one biodiesel plant that has been designed to work in the toughest environments by a single person with a minimum of skill or maintenance. They hope to have a commercial version ready to sell by April 2009. (New Inventors Sept. 2008)

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EPA Rolls Out Environmental Manual for Biodiesel Facilities - EPA Region 7 released the user-friendly Biodiesel Facilities manual that identifies environmental regulatory rules and requirements for the construction and operation of biodiesel production facilities. 144-page PDF. 6.4 MB. (National Biodiesel Board Nov. 13, 2008)

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Nanospheres could revolutionize biodiesel production - Catilin is developing nanosphere catalysts that could make biodiesel production cheaper, faster and less toxic. The technology replaces sodium methoxide – a toxic, corrosive and flammable catalyst – and that eliminates several production steps. The company’s goal is to move from a lab scale to a pilot-plant scale over the next 18 months. (PhysOrg Jul. 2, 2007)

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Tiny Reactor Boosts Biodiesel Production - The device - about the size of a credit card - pumps vegetable oil and alcohol through tiny parallel channels, each smaller than a human hair, to convert the oil into biodiesel almost instantly. (PESN April 20, 2006)

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Ultrasonic Processing for Fast Biodiesel Production - Ultrasonication produces biodiesel yields of 99% in five minutes instead of one hour, and reduces separation time from 5-10 hours to 15 minutes, according to Hielscher. It decreases the catalyst requirement by 60% due to cavitational bubble collapse, which produces intense local heating and high pressures. (Green Car Congress Feb. 26, 2007)

How Not to Promote!

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Fat-Fueled Ford Is Biodiesel Biohazard - If you had cosmetic surgery with Dr. Craig Alan Bittner, there's a chance fat sucked from your butt went right into the fuel tank of his SUV. Bittner called his thigh-test fuel lipo-diesel. Note: Due to botched surgeries, he has also left the country. (Wired Dec. 22, 2008)

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Earthrace - "Earthrace is like a rally car but for oceans, with her ability to handle rough seas and storm conditions at high speed." Using biodiesel made from liposuction fat? Circumnavigating the globe beginning March 2008.

News

Alternative Fuel News

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Wash. biodiesel goals get boost from big oil - Washington's eco-friendly attempt to require 2 percent of the state's diesel sales be biodiesel will get a boost from an unlikely source - major oil companies. (Seattle PI Oct. 16, 2008)

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Biodiesel will drive Eastern Washington train during summerlong test - When the [Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad] train pulled out of Creston, WA Friday, it was hauling 52 cars, about 6,600 tons of wheat and — for the first time — 500 gallons of biodiesel from the Columbia Bioenergy plant here every week or so for another dose of the fuel made from canola oil, restaurant grease, soy and other crops. . (Seattle Times June 22, 2008)

Old News

BioOil Conversion to Syngas Good for Renewable Energy - After BioOil has been directly converted to Syngas (DynaMotive Energy Systems), it can be further reformed into synthetic diesel, methanol and other chemicals. Synthetic diesel, or Syndiesel, is a renewable greenhouse gas neutral fuel that can replace diesel produced from crude oil. (Renewable Energy Access Oct. 3, 2005)

Are you ready for french-fried fuel? - An entire industry is emerging to provide brave 'biodiesel' pioneers with the ingredients for petroleum-free motoring. Rudolf Diesel first ran his engines peanut oil, designed so farmers could grow their own fuel. (MSN Money April 23, 2005)

Restaurants Join Fight for Clean Air - American Biofuels, LLC is producing clean fuel from used restaurant oils. (BusinessWire May 4, 2005)

Biodiesel Mandate for Navy and Marine Facilities - All U.S. Navy and Marine non-tactical diesel vehicles will soon be required to operate on 20 percent biodiesel blend. (Renewable Energy Access March 22, 2005)

Dow Chemical Begins Biodiesel Production - The use of biodiesel reduces carbon monoxide emissions by 78 percent. Integrating biodiesel into the existing fuel infrastructure should require little, if any, engine adjustments to vehicles currently in use. (Renewable Energy Access Jan. 19)

Bio Diesel = World Peace - in a matter of speaking, by Johannes Ariens March 10, 2005

Next Stop: Biodiesel - Toronto Transit Commission intends to run about 180 buses on fuel mixed with biodiesel, derived from animal fats, old grease and the recycled oils of soybean, canola, and corn. (Toronto Star, Canada Sept. 6, 2004) (Thanks Odysen)

UK Biodiesel Maker, Retailer in Green Fuel Tie-Up - Green fuel maker Global Commodities UK said on Friday it plans to open a new facility to turn waste vegetable oil into biodiesel this year after agreeing a joint venture with distributor Rix Biodiesel. (Reuters, UK April 4)

Biodiesel Study Looks at Home Heating Market - Internet based home heating oil company commissioned to conduct a market research project evaluating the price tolerance of consumers to convert to biodiesel and other environmentally friendly fuels for home heating use. (Renewable Energy Access New York April. 4, 2005)

Research & Development

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Japan Airlines Finds Biofuel More Efficient Than Petro-Fuel in Test Flight - "Pilots reported that the biofuel was more fuel efficient than 100 percent traditional jet-A fuel (kerosene), a finding consistent with the Continental test earlier, and indicates that biofuels may not only be a carbon-neutral option, but a more fuel efficient one." (TreeHugger Jan. 30, 2009)

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Flower Power: Run Your Ride on a Wild Weed - What makes stinkweed different than the plethora of other world-saving, game-changing biofuels that came before it, is farmers can't help but grow it. When executives from Innovation Fuels asked farmer Brian Ziehm about growing an acre of stinkweed on his property, he was dumbfounded. "It was like, 'What the heck? I've been trying to get rid of these things for 30 years. Now you want me to plant them?" (Wired Sept. 16, 2008)

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Colorado researches study biodiesel-producing tree - Researchers at the University of Northern Colorado are cloning the genes responsible for the production of oleoresin, a diesel-like fuel, produced in the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] or "diesel tree". The genes will then be transferred into plants and algae to determine which plants are compatible and can produce the most biodiesel. (Biodiesel Magazine July 29, 2008)

Process Developed to Make Biodiesel Production Cheaper for Manufacturers - A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia has developed a process for converting glycerin, a byproduct of the biodiesel production process, into propylene glycol, which can be used as nontoxic antifreeze for automobiles. This results in reduced production costs by as much as $0.40 per gallon of biodiesel. (NewsWise Aug. 11, 2005)

[Propylene glycol is used in domestic solar water heating systems.]

Resources

Directory:Ethanol > BiodieselInvesting.com - Biodiesel and Ethanol Investing - Provides biodiesel and ethanol news, stock information, and details on trends in biofuel industries including new plants, government grants, and biodiesel and ethanol technology.

6th Annual Northwest Biodiesel Forum Conference - Downloadable PDFs of conference sessions. (NW Biofuel Forum July 2008)

'''Aztext Biodiesel book - Old, needs updated.

'''Biodiesel Fuel - Information on different kinds of biodiesel fuel.

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Soybean: 40 to 50 US gal/acre (35 to 45,000 L/km)

Rapeseed: 110 to 145 US gal/acre (100 to 130,000 L/km)

Mustard: 140 US gal/acre (130,000 L/km)

Jatropha: 175 US gal/acre (160,000 L/km)

Palm oil: 650 US gal/acre (580,000 L/km)

Algae: 10,000 to 20,000 US gal/acre (9,000,000 to 18,000,000 L/km

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Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil - Advantages include rapid growth rates, a high per-acre yield, and algae biofuel contains no sulfur, is non-toxic, and is highly biodegradable. Some species of algae are ideally suited to biodiesel production due to their high oil content--in excess of 50%. (PESWiki)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Alternative Fuels >US Scientists Make Car Parts and Biodiesel From Coconuts - A Baylor University team has created biodiesel from coconut oil, and are confident the new fuel could be an economically viable substitute for gasoline, as well as a vital source of income for more than ten million struggling coconut farmers worldwide. (Gas2.0 Jan. 7, 2009)

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Tonga has huge fuel crop in Coconuts - A group of Brigham Young University students have found that fuel does grow on trees - and it may help save a faltering island economy. The students created a formula that takes 10 coconuts mixed with methanol and sodium hydroxide to produce a liter of diesel fuel with a byproduct of glycerin, which can be made into soap or compost. (Salt Lake Tribune June 1, 2007) (also Deseret News)

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Jatropha is 10x More Efficient at Making Biofuel Than Corn in Florida - My Dream Fuel LLC is cultivating the Jatropha curcas at a nursery in LaBelle, Hendry County in Southwest Florida. Nearly 1 million seedlings are in the ground and promoters are looking for farmers – here and across the country – to raise them as oil-producing plants. (NaplesNews April 5, 2008)

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India's Big Plans for Biodiesel - Researchers are developing new methods for cultivating a plant called jatropha, which yields more than four times as much fuel per hectare as soybean, and more than ten times that of corn. (MIT Technology Review Dec. 27, 2006)

Jatropra - We embark upon biodiesel from Jatropha and also from Algae in our own lands near Sivakasi, India.

Bio Diesel Today - Oil from Jatropha Curcas seed can be used as biodiesel for any diesel engine without modification. Bio diesel from Jatropha Curcus "is nature's substitute biofuel". BioDieselToday.com manufactures and exports biodiesel units.

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Utah Tries Planting Biodiesel Crop Along Roadways - In a pioneering program, the Utah Department of Transportation supported an initiative by researchers from Utah State University to plant oil-producing crops such as canola, safflower and flax along the sides of highways, which could then be harvested to make biodiesel. Drought conditions caused it to flop this first year. (Deseret News Sept. 1, 2007)

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Honduras Taps Biodiesel From Fish Guts - A fish farm in El Borboton, is using fish guts--heads, skins, and internal organs--to produce biodiesel. Instead of dumping what's left after filleting for commercial sale, Saint Peter's cooks the parts down to produce 300,000 gallons of fish oil fuel. (TreeHugger July 31, 2007)

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First Biodiesel from Sewage - Marlborough-based Aquaflow Bionomic has produced its first sample of bio-diesel fuel from algae in sewage ponds. The company expects to be producing at the rate of at least one million liters of fuel per year from Blenheim by April. (New Zealand Herald May 12, 2006) (Scoop) (See Slashdot discussion)

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Colombia finds biofuels bonanza in sugar cane - Colombia is a technological leader in the field and is experimenting with biofuel production using everything from sugar beets and palm oil to yucca. Colombian experts are helping companies in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador set up ethanol plants.(Chron.com July 4, 2008)

Project Biodiesel

Tools

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R&D Magazine recognizes biodiesel tool’s significance - The i-SPEC Q-100, a handheld biodiesel analyzer developed by researchers at Paradigm Sensors LLC and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., will be honored by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most significant technology products of 2008. (Biodiesel Oct. 17, 2008)

Cautions

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Confirmation: Biodiesel Not to Blame in Minnesota - A Lab Analysis Report confirmed the troublesome Daimler Truck Thomas Built MVP-EF bus fuel filters were being clogged with congealed paraffin wax found in #2 Diesel. Other buses were not affected, because they use heated filters and work fine with biodiesel. (Domestic Fuel Jan. 22, 2009)

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Oil Plays A Cheap Trick On Biofuel Plans - Agri-Source's investment earned it an Industry of the Year award from the Pasco Economic Development Council. Two months later, though, Agri-Source has slashed its production by half as plummeting oil prices and its fixed cost for raw materials have turned the company's bottom line from black to red. (Tampa Bay Online Nov. 29, 2008)

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Economy crushes biofuel projects - It is a scene that has been repeated throughout the United States: Lilbourn, MO Clovis, N.M. Nevada, Mo. Hartsburg, Ill. Lamoni, Iowa Evansville, Wis. Greybull, Wyo. Rock Port, Mo. Belle Fourche, S.D. All were supposed to have biofuels plants operating or under construction by now. None do. (Winston_Salem Journal Oct. 12, 2008)

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Biodiesel Safety - Dr. Jon Van Gerphen from the University of Idaho points out the dangers of making biodiesel in this Biodiesel Safety Video. (YouTube) (How to Make Biodiesel Oct. 12, 2008)

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Fumes from biodiesel kit cause house explosion in Surprise - Some oily rags in Darren Spreadbury's garage combusted and caught fire. The flames from that fire ignited fumes in a nearby methanol drum, sparking an explosion. (ABC15 News Aug. 24, 2008)

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LTD to stop using biodiesel, citing price, performance - There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] said Friday that it will stop running biodiesel, calling the alternative fuel expensive and questionable in performance during a yearlong test in 10 buses. (The Register Guard July 19, 2008)

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Biofuel backlash: High prices, pollution worries hit consumers - The promise of renewable fuels has lost a lot of its luster. Prices of biodiesel have almost doubled to about $6 per gallon, and many experts blame biofuel production for driving up food prices worldwide. Prominent scientists have questioned whether growing crops for biofuels produces more greenhouse gases than it prevents. (Seattle Times June 8, 2008)

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The most destructive crop on earth is no solution to the energy crisis - George Monbiot points out that the demand for biodiesel is going beyond recycling the fat from frying potatoes. To meet this demand, the crop being planted is palm trees, for which forests are being cut down. (Guardian.uk Dec. 6, 2005) (Thanks Haliburton)

Directories

Series begun on Biodiesel Water-Washing

Northwest Biodiesel Discussion List

Tulsa Biofuels

Utah Biodiesel Cooperative

Biodiesel - A visual directory of biodiesel websites. (EnergyPlanet.info)

Find Biodiesel - A biodiesel retail station locator that includes listings of filling stations around the world.

'''Biodiesel

Biodiesel America - by Josh Tickell.

See also

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ALT FUELS (alphabetical sequence)

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Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil

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Boron

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Directory:Cellulosic Ethanol

OS:Solar Ethanol

Directory:Ethanol Woes

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Directory:Hydrogen from Water

Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems

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Directory:Hythane

Directory:Liquid Nitrogen economy

Directory:MagneGas

Directory:Methanol

Directory:Plasma

Directory:Sorganol Biofuel

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Directory:Waste to Energy

Directory:Animal and Crop Waste to Energy

Directory:Water as Fuel

Directory:Running Vehicles on Water

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OIL FOOTER

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Directory:Diesel

Directory:Lubricants

OIL POLLUTION

Directory:Ecological Impact of Oil

Directory:BP's Gulf Oil Volcano

Directory:Fracking

Directory:Ocean Trash Vortexes (Gyres)

OIL REMEDIES

Directory:Fuel Efficiency - many more links here

Directory:Microwave-based Oil Extraction

Directory:GeoBioreactors

Directory:Clean Coal

Directory:Recycling

FOSSIL-BASED OIL REPLACEMENTS

Directory:Non-Fossil Oil

Directory:Abiotic Oil

Directory:Alternative Fuels - many more oil-replacement links here, including fuel treatment solutions

Directory:Water as Fuel

Directory:Algae for Oil

Directory:Biodiesel

Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil

Directory:Biomass

Directory:Ethanol

SPECIFIC COMPANIES

Directory:West Fabrication Institute's Taylor/Pyrox Technology

Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling)

Directory:Global Resource Corp:High-Frequency Attenuating Wave Kinetics or HAWK

Directory:Changing World Technology - Thermal Depolymerization Process

OIL 'SCARCITY'

Site:LRP:The Energy Non-Crisis

Directory:Peak Oil

Directory:North American Oil Fields

OTHER RESOURCES

Directory:Plastic and Energy

Directory:Fuelwatch Worldwide

Directory:Energy Business Reports

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