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Topic in Depth - Biodiesel (8)

As global dependence on fossil fuels is increasingly called into question, many nations, organizations, and individuals are exploring the use of biodiesel, a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils (or animal fat), as an alternative power source.


 
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
 
The CRFA promotes the use of renewable bio-fuels (ethanol, biodiesel). Membership includes representatives from fuel marketing, fuel production agriculture, forestry, engineering and environmental organizations, and researchers and individuals. Visitors can find policy papers, industry statistics, plant locations,...

 
Biodiesel America
 
This website presents Biodiesel America, "a campaign whose mission is to change 100,000 diesel school busses to biodiesel by 2010." Biodiesel America has an educational mission, and its website offers a Biodiesel 101 section ("What is Biodiesel?") which discusses its benefits and emissions, and how to make it. The...

 
National Biodiesel Board
 
The NBB is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the US. Membership is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel and biofuel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors...

 
European Biodiesel Board
 
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB), a nonprofit organization, works to promote biodiesel use in the European Union (EU). The EBB website offers downloadable articles regarding biodiesel in the EU, downloadable reports from EU member states, a list of upcoming events, an EBB email information service, and basic...

 
Biodiesel Association of Australia
 
The Biodiesel Association of Australia (BAA) "was founded in late 2000 to ensure that the biodiesel industry is established and flourishes in Australia." The BAA website contains basic, concise information about biodiesel; links to related news articles; downloadable BAA newsletters and biodiesel-related documents; an...

 
U.S. Department of Energy: Biomass Program
 
From the U.S. Department of Energy, this website presents information about the Biomass Program, whose mission is to work with U.S. industry to transform "abundant biomass resources into clean, affordable, and domestically produced biofuels, biopower, and high-value bioproducts." Visitors can download the Biomass...

 
How to Make Your Own Biodiesel Processors
 
This website has information for building a biodiesal processor. Building your own processor isn't difficult. You don't need any special skills or special tools. There are plans, designs and ideas here to help you. There's also good advice to be had from experienced users at the biofuel mailing list, and lots of good...

 
Piedmont Biofuels Homepage
 
The Piedmont Biofuels homepage provides access to information about small industrial production of biodiesel, biofuels educational programs at Cental Carolina Community College, and volunteer opportunities in biofuels.


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