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  • Sunflowers in Vermont to supply biodiesel for Green Mountain Power
    Sunflowers in Vermont to supply biodiesel for Green Mountain Power
    Sunflowers are a beautiful sight in Vermont, dotting the rural landscape and iconic farms with bursts of autumnal glory. Elsewhere these flowers of the sun billow in the breeze for all to enjoy until they wilt and die with the close of the season....
  • Waste cooking oil is converted to biodiesel at Ecology Pest Control, Inc.
    Recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel
    Turning waste cooking oil into biodiesel can benefit the environment.The EPA has not yet approved modified diesel engines that run on waste cooking oil, but it has approved biodiesel fuel made from waste cooking oil for use in regular diesel...
  • San Francisco's program for recycling restaurant cooking oil into biodiesel helps keep sewers clean.
    Waste cooking oil: Reuse, recycle, refuel
    Cities from New York to Evansville warn against pouring liquefied fat, grease, or oil down the plumbing because it will stick to the pipes and snag other particles of oil and food, eventually clogging the drain. Using hot water and soap to wash it...
  • How farmers get from sunflowers in the field to fuel in the tank
    How farmers get from sunflowers in the field to fuel in the tank
    Farmers across Vermont want to diversify operations, lower fuel and feed costs, and be more self-sufficient. Momentum is gaining as to how oilseed crops like sunflowers, canola, and soybeans can be raised for making biodiesel as a fuel replacement...
  • E. coli
    Biodiesel produced on demand by modified E. coli bacteria
    Science Daily reported yesterday that a team from the University of Exeter, supported by Shell, has developed a method to make E. coli bacteria produce diesel fuel on demand.Biodiesels generally have a disadvantage, in that they differ chemically...
  • Biodiesel
    Biodiesel fuel - a brief history and some notable facts
    Diesel engines running on naturally-grown fuels is not a new concept. Doctor Rudolf Diesel developed the first compression-ignition motor in the 1890s as a solution to the wasteful inefficiency of steam engines commonly in use at the time. While...
  • The Future of Advanced Biofuels
    The Future of Advanced Biofuels (Photos)
    An Advanced Biofuels Symposium was held at the University of Rhode Island in November, 2012. Attendees learned about biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol and biogas production and use. Speakers described the market for Advanced Biofuels, their feedstocks...
  • yellow green
    City launches greasy campaign
    The city is cracking down on yellow grease and illegal biofuel pick-ups.The city’s Environmental Department (DEP) said in a statement Thursday it is joining other departments to enhance regulation of yellow grease disposal.The substance...
  • Alternative Fuel Day Odyssey Scottsdale Arizona
    Alternative Fuel Odyssey, Saturday, October 20th in Scottsdale
    On Saturday October 20th, 2012, the Alternative Fuel Odyssey will take place in the Pavilions shopping center, at Indian School and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale, AZ. The event is free to the public, and open from 11:00am to 5:00pm.The Odyssey will...
  • Navy is moving ahead with Green Fleet
    Navy is moving ahead on the Green Fleet as Secretary denies claims on cost
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said today that the Navy is moving forward on its Green Fleet despite attempts by Sen. John McCain, House Republicans, and oil companies to stop it. Senator McCain and other Senators are pushing a provision to the...
  • Baby veggie purees
    Do-your-own: Adjusting your routine while keeping it green
    Avoiding pricy albeit ecological options for your day-to-day products is a rather tempting strategy in this economy, especially for larger families struggling with employment uncertainty and credit limitations. However, your health should not pay...
  • Urban chicks
    Denver Green, Jan. 6-8
    Denver makes it easy to be green in 2012. The first full weekend of the year provides a variety of ways to put your best carbon footprint forward. Here are a few examples.Tour de farm market. Get the best of the winter farmer’s market at the...
  • Triad opens 1st gas station to offer alternative fuel with higher ethanol
    Triad opens 1st gas station to offer alternative fuel with higher ethanol
    Today, Sparky’s Marketplace in Lexington becomes the first gas station in North Carolina to offer E85, an alternative fuel with higher ethanol content. Additionally, the station is the first to offer a blending pump with multiple biofuels...
  • California drivers cutting out middle man to cut fuel costs
    California drivers cutting out middleman to cut fuel costs
    A number of LA motorists have switched to diesel because of its significantly better fuel economy; however, Bay Area drivers have found a way to ease even more pain at the pump.Sirona Fuels, a biodiesel retailer in Oakland, California, has begun...
  • Mr. Peanut’s new eco-friendly Nutmobile
    Mr. Peanut’s new eco-friendly Nutmobile
    Look out Wienermobile! Mr. Peanut has a new biodiesel ride fully equipped with solar panels, LED interior lighting, recycled parts, reclaimed wood flooring and a wind turbine.Planters will unveil the all new Nutmobile in Los Angeles tonight at the...