From fastfood to biodiesel

Guess where these guys recommend you go for biodiesel feedstock: Fry-o-diesel

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Grace into Biofuels

According to the Green Car Congress Grace Davison, part of WR Grace is setting up a BioFuel Technologies Group to devise catalysts and adsorbants to produce bioethanol and biodiesel.

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UK Bioethanol facility

Recently, Green Spirit Fuels said that HSBC bank will fund a bioethanol plant in the south of England. Green Spirit’s Wessex Biofuels subsidiary will build the plant at Henstridge, Somerset ().

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Next generation biofuels

Using crops is the basis of many biofuel projects around the world and there are some interesting views on the way ahead. But what could the next generation of biofuels look like? How about self-digesting corn?. In mid September, this appeared on the BBC’s website. But has Jeremy Thompson of the UK National Non-Food Crop […]

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Need a tank full of biodiesel?

I’m just a sucker for mapping applications. If you decide you want a tankfull of biodiesel then this could be the place for you. The link takes a few seconds to load, but it looks pretty comprehensive. You’ll have to drill down into the individual states for more detail.

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If only things were simple

Here’s an interesting take on the idea that biodiesel production uses chemicals, and that these are contained in biodiesel. How else are they going to make it? It doesn’t quite grow on trees.

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The basis of blogging

Hi, and welcome to my first foray into biofuels. I’ve spent a lot of time working in conventional media, on publications where I’ve been lucky enough to be allowed to exercise my natural curiosity and interest in the material and chemical world around us.

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