Tag biodiesel

Amtrak’s B20 biodiesel train

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer has been fueled entirely with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel) since April, pulling big loads between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Not only has it shown that biodiesel works just fine in stenuous real-life…

Biodiesel from chicken glop

Chicken feather meal is the leftover glop from processing. It’s used for fertilizer and animal feed and is 12% fat. That fat can be used to make biodiesel. The process is touted as being environmentally friendly and would extract the…

Biodiesel boom spawning grease rustlers

Psst, want to cop some grease? Rendering plants in Northern California and elsewhere are reporting losses of $15,000 per month due to the increasing amount of grease theft. While some of the thefts could be by those making biodiesel in…

Can algae save the world?

VentureBeat thinks maybe it could. Biodiesel can be made from algae, as can ethanol. One company thinks they can make hydrogen from it, another says they can create the equivalent of sweet light crude (this would be approaching the Holy…