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London to get ring of biofuel power stations

London is to get a ring of veg oil fueled electricity generation stations, according to a report on the BBC. What is not clear from the report, which says the company planning to build up to eight stations, is the economics. At what price does veg oil become uneconomical and is there really enough used […]

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Veg oils as diesel fuel database

Have you been running your vehicle on straight veg oil? Do you want to add to the sum of human knowledge? Have you checked out the Vegetable Oil Fuels Database? It is an attempt to put real life experience into a database and crunch the numbers to see if there are any uselful lessons.

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Petrotec pins hopes on old chipfat with new plant

Petrotec started up its new biodiesel plant in the port of Emden yesterday. The plant’s capacity is 100,000 tons (about 1 1 3 million liters)/year. It includesa refinery, storage tanks, a laboratory and its own loadingand unloading unit for inland and ocean-going vessels on the harborpier. The new production plant means that Petrotec has total […]

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San Fransisco leads in municipal biofuel collection programme

The city of San Francisco is collecting waste veg oil from restaurants in the city and turning it into biofuel. The programme started on 20 November, the same day the city banned plastic bags. It builds on some of the ideas, in principle at least that were being discussed when I was in San Francisco […]

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Thai police love biodisel

I love the idea of the police using biodisel — there’s no mention of whether they’re paying duty on it in the story. But being Thailand the contributions of waste veg oil are voluntary…

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20p off bus fare with a litre of used veg oil

UK bus operator Stagecoach is offering passengers 20p off bus fare with a litre of used veg oil on selected routes in Scotland as it trials biofuels on some routes. According to a report on Scotsman.com Locals can take their chip fat to a recycling point owned by Ayrshire Council, and from there it will […]

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The Big Green Bus

Coast to coast with Aphrodesia on thier JustVote Tour on recycled veg oil.They want to build a prototype biofuel-solar-windpowered bus (oh and they need a sponsor)

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Inside Lovecraft biofuels

Converting cars to run on veg oil …

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You know you’ve gone to far with biofuels when…

You know you’ve gone too far with veg oil when… There’s an excellent thread on this over on the Australian Biofuels forum: Some of my favourites are: * Your kids can not only identify whether chips from an unfamiliar chip shop were cooked in oil or lard, but identify several Brands of oil from the […]

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Veg oil was a fine choice for Bob Teixeira

Veg oil was a fine choice for Bob Teixeira, a guitar teacher from Charlotte North Carolina. He converted his Mercedes, bought some soya bean oil and set off down the road only to be fined $1000 last month for not paying his motor fuel taxes, according to the Charlotte Observer. Sounds like a familiar story…

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