Friday, August 31, 2007

Cheaper Veggie Diesel May Change the Way We Drive

The renewable, vegetable oil-based fuel can be used in conventional diesel engines, which are found in about 2 percent of cars currently sold in the U.S. and in about 40 percent in Europe.

...Hydrogen-Fueled Race Car Showcases Future Technologies New Study Weighs Promise, Pitfalls of Hydrogen Cars Pig Manure Converted to Crude Oil The Future of Alternative Energy Cow Power: Battery Runs on Bovine Stomach Bacteria Students Take Veggie-Fueled "BioBus" On Eco Road Trip Any vegetable oil can become fuel, but not until its fatty acids are converted to chemical compounds known as esters.

..."We are anticipating 75 million gallons [284 million liters] of production in 2005, and that's triple last year's production," said Jenna Higgins, a spokesperson for the National Biodiesel Board, a biodiesel-industry trade group.

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