Monday, July 18, 2005

Biodiesel - Fuel for the Revolution




QT 48.7 MB 4'29


Meet some folks from the Berkeley Biodiesel Collective and their cars that run on veggie fuel.

Biodiesel DIY: Novella Carpenter of Biofuels Oasis talks about the process of making biodiesel.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

This is wonderful, an alternative fuel that works in existing cars. IT burns cleaner than regular diesel too. Another thing nice about the VW Bug is it's outstanding fuel milage, (up to 46mpg!!!) Willie Nelson has a site promoting bio-diesel at http://www.wnbiodiesel.com

6:38 PM  
Blogger R said...

...on the road again!

10:01 PM  
Blogger dave bones said...

this is great. Fantastic blog. Top shit.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Ishtiraki said...

Another alternative fuel is biogas, produced by the anaerobic digestion (i.e. fermentation by bacteria) of organic matter. You can produce biogas from nearly any kind of organic waste - including domestic sewage, domestic solid waste and animal manure - and the digester (fermentation tank) is dirt-cheap, as are the ways to utilize biogas (lamps, cooking equipment, water-boiling tanks and so on). You could also use biogas for cars, but this requires some engine modifications, as well as more expensive refining equipment to get a higher content of methane (the combustible portion of the gas) in the biogas.

The big advantage of biogas over other alternative fuels is that, in most cases, it doesn't require you to grow crops specifically for the fuel (as biodiesel or RME does), and, better yet, it allows you to get rid of solid waste in a useful way. The CO2 emissions from burning biogas are much lower than the CO2 emissions created by the natural fermentation of organic waste just sitting in a landfill.

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